The Green Light for Green Dot: A Qualitative Study of Factors Influencing Adoption of an Efficacious Violence Prevention Program in High School Settings

Danielle M. Davidov, Kaitlyn Hill, Heather M. Bush, Ann L. Coker

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Abstract

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate factors influencing the adoption of an effective bystander-based sexual violence prevention intervention. High schools participating in a cluster-randomized controlled trial that found significant declines in sexual violence over time and with full implementation were invited to adopt this program (Green Dot) at no cost. Three emergent themes arose from interviews with 10 intervention implementers. These findings have implications for researchers, practitioners, and high school administrators and may facilitate future program marketing efforts and the development and testing of strategies for targeted dissemination of this and other bystander programs for violence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1701-1726
Number of pages26
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume26
Issue number12-13
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

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https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6754-6724 Davidov Danielle M. 1 Hill Kaitlyn 2 Bush Heather M. 3 Coker Ann L. 3 1 West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA 2 NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, USA 3 University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA Danielle M. Davidov, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 9190, Morgantown, WV 26506-9190, USA. Email: ddavidov@hsc.wvu.edu 11 2019 1077801219886377 © The Author(s) 2019 2019 SAGE Publications The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate factors influencing the adoption of an effective bystander-based sexual violence prevention intervention. High schools participating in a cluster-randomized controlled trial that found significant declines in sexual violence over time and with full implementation were invited to adopt this program (Green Dot) at no cost. Three emergent themes arose from interviews with 10 intervention implementers. These findings have implications for researchers, practitioners, and high school administrators and may facilitate future program marketing efforts and the development and testing of strategies for targeted dissemination of this and other bystander programs for violence. Green Dot sexual violence prevention bystander intervention adoption barriers and facilitators National Institute of General Medical Sciences https://doi.org/10.13039/100000057 1U54GM104942-01 edited-state corrected-proof Declaration of Conflicting Interests The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. Funding The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 5U54GM104942-04. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. ORCID iD Danielle M. Davidov https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6754-6724

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 5U54GM104942-04. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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Keywords

  • Green Dot
  • adoption
  • barriers and facilitators
  • bystander intervention
  • sexual violence prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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