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ERIC Number: ED561823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 153
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-7108-7
Action Research Evaluation of Bystander Intervention Training Created by Munche, Stern, and O'Brien
Shiflet, Jacqueline H.
ProQuest LLC, D.S.W. Dissertation, Capella University
This qualitative, appreciative inquiry study was an examination of bystander intervention as related to sexual assault in the military. The purpose of the study was to examine how military personnel and Department of Defense civilian employees reflecting diverse backgrounds perceived the effectiveness of bystander intervention training and sexual assault among military and civilian personnel. Identifying attitudes and behaviors to enhance best practices in outreach, treatment, and mission effectiveness was a study goal. A sample of 15 active duty and Department of Defense civilians was assessed to determine the effectiveness of bystander intervention training in which they participated. Data were obtained through face-to-face interviews asking participants' views on sexual assault, knowledge about sexual assault, and awareness of its effects on victims. Data collected included views on the efficacy of bystander intervention training with respect to an increase of reporting and intervention to reduce the incidents of sexual assault in a branch of the U.S. military. Findings regarding participants' views of sexual assault revealed 55% of the participants indicated the Department of Defense in one branch of the military did a good job of informing military and civilians that sexual assault was a crime, 33% of participants reported that organizations were in place to help the victim, and 93% indicated the training received on bystander intervention was effective because it identified ways to intervene. Study conclusions indicated a continuation of bystander intervention training should be developed to further enhance skills and safety and to identify situations and steps to intervene and respond appropriately. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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