An experimental evaluation of an internet-delivered conflict resolution skills curriculum in a secondary school setting

Anne Mauricio, Francesca Dillmancarpentier, John Horan

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Abstract

Given the Internet's capacity to reach a wide audience and recent increases in violence-related episodes among our nation's youth, Internet-delivered, interactive conflict resolution programs may prove to be a powerful tool to prevent the growing phenomena of adolescent violence. In this study, we tested the efficacy of an Internet-delivered conflict resolution program. Specifically, the program emphasizes the development of conflict management skills, which may decrease future use of violent tactics to manage conflict. One hundred ninety-eight 9th grade students from a large urban area high school (64 = control; 134 = experimental) participated in the study. Results indicated that students exposed to the conflict management program reported an increase in knowledge of conflict management skills and negative attitudes toward violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-48
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of School Violence
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 2005

Keywords

  • Conflict resolution
  • Internet programming
  • Prevention
  • School violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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