Building Healthy Relationships [electronic resource] : An Evaluation of the Fourth R Curriculum with Middle School Students in Bronx, NY (2010-2012) Amanda Cissner, Lama Hassoun Ayoub

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Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017


ICPSR ; 35255 [More in this series]
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AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to the general public.
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These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed. This study seeks to test the Fourth R curriculum, a curriculum that seeks to build relationship knowledge and skills, with a younger, urban population of middle school students in the Bronx, New York. Utilizing a randomized controlled trial design, this study tests the effectiveness of the Fourth R curriculum with seventh-grade students drawn from ten public middle schools in the Bronx, New York. A secondary quasi-experimental study seeks to examine diffusion of program impacts by comparing outcomes between students assigned to the experimental control sample and students in three comparison schools where no one received the Fourth R. The study seeks to measure program impact on five primary and three secondary domains. Primary program impact domains include: Dating violence (victimization and perpetration) ; Sexual harassment/assault (victimization and perpetration); Peer violence/bullying (victimization and perpetration); Sexual activity; Drug and alcohol use Secondary outcomes, which are targeted by the Fourth R curriculum, but are not the core program focus, include: Perceived school safety; Positive beliefs (e.g., anti-fighting/violence, rejection of gender stereotypes); Pro-social behaviors This study achieved their goals through student surveys, administrator and teacher interviews, and student focus groups. Cf:
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Geographic coverage
  • New York (state)
  • New York City
  • United States
Funding information
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice 2010-MU-MU-0012
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Mode of access: Intranet.
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Seventh grade students in 13 Bronx middle schools in the 2010-2011 school year.
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