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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)




Steven R. Staples


Bullying continues to be a major concern in schools today. Many schools have implemented some type of bullying prevention program. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is one of these programs. Evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is typically done through the administration of the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire to students and produces numerical data for its report. Results have been mixed, but often show some type of decrease in bullying activity.;This study evaluated the implementation fidelity and outcomes of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in three elementary schools in Virginia. These schools were recommended as having a successful Olweus Bullying Program by Goodman, Fobbs and Moffett, (2011). The evaluation was conducted using a form of theory-driven program evaluation known as the Center for Disease Control's Six-step Evaluation Framework.;Stakeholders represented by administrators, teachers and guidance counselors were interviewed with questions developed from the Four Levels of General Requirements of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Available extant data from the Virginia Report on Discipline, Crime and Violence and the three interviewed schools' Olweus Bullying Questionnaire survey results were also examined to look for possible evidence to support these three schools' successful programs.



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