Testing the social validity of the CATZ cross-age teaching zone anti-bullying intervention among school students

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Macaulay, P. and Boulton, M. J. 2023. Testing the social validity of the CATZ cross-age teaching zone anti-bullying intervention among school students. Research Papers in Education. pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2023.2189289
AuthorsMacaulay, P. and Boulton, M. J.
Abstract

Bullying is a considerable problem among school students, and school-wide positive behaviour support interventions are regarded as helpful in addressing it. One approach is the CATZ Cross-age Teaching Zone anti-bullying intervention. The present study assessed the social validity of the CATZ anti-bullying intervention among a sample of 9–15-year-olds in a pre-post experimental design (N = 817, of which 546 experienced CATZ). Overall, participants expressed moderately positive views of the CATZ anti-bullying intervention, and these became significantly stronger following direct experience of it. Among participants who experienced the CATZ anti-bullying intervention, social validity ratings predicted a greater willingness to engage in it in the future. Alongside the extant data for its effectiveness, our findings support the wider use of the CATZ anti-bullying intervention in schools, and suggestions for how this might be brought about are discussed.

Keywordsanti-bullying ; intervention ; social validity
Year2023
JournalResearch Papers in Education
Journal citationpp. 1-21
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN 1470-1146
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2023.2189289
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02671522.2023.2189289
Output statusPublished
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Online13 Mar 2023
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Accepted14 Feb 2023
Deposited22 May 2023
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