The long-term effects of addressing attitudes towards violence and reporting: An Experimental School Intervention in Peru

Last registered on May 23, 2022

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General Information

Title
The long-term effects of addressing attitudes towards violence and reporting: An Experimental School Intervention in Peru
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0009280
Initial registration date
May 20, 2022

Initial registration date is when the trial was registered.

It corresponds to when the registration was submitted to the Registry to be reviewed for publication.

First published
May 23, 2022, 7:25 PM EDT

First published corresponds to when the trial was first made public on the Registry after being reviewed.

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Primary Investigator

Affiliation

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Additional Trial Information

Status
Completed
Start date
2015-05-01
End date
2021-03-01
Secondary IDs
Prior work
This trial is based on or builds upon one or more prior RCTs.
Abstract
How can we change attitudes and behaviors towards violence? This paper analyzes how an experimental intervention at schools in Peru, aimed to change the acceptance and reporting of violence through role-playing and discussion in classrooms, can lead to a reduction of violence in schools and surroundings, having positive long-term effects on human capital and crime.
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Registration Citation

Citation
Sviatschi, Maria Micaela. 2022. "The long-term effects of addressing attitudes towards violence and reporting: An Experimental School Intervention in Peru." AEA RCT Registry. May 23. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.9280
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Experimental Details

Interventions

Intervention(s)
The intervention had two complementary components that were delivered jointly in all treated schools. The first component consisted of two types of activities aimed at reducing tolerance towards violence and encouraging responsiveness: i) workshops about violence, including the provision of information on the consequences of school violence, as well as the importance of reporting; ii) hands-on activities oriented at reinforcing the messages provided during the workshops; and iii) development and delivery of informative material about school violence.
The intervention team promoted a platform to report violence as a second component.
Intervention Start Date
2015-10-01
Intervention End Date
2015-11-15

Primary Outcomes

Primary Outcomes (end points)
1. Incidence of violence: endline survey questions, administrative school records, and police reports.
2. School dropout: administrative school records
3. College outcomes: number of applications and score in the application. We use college administrative records.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)

Secondary Outcomes

Secondary Outcomes (end points)
1. Attitudes towards violence and reporting: endline survey.
2. Actual reporting: administrative records from Siseve platform. Endline survey
3. Bystander behavior: whether the student act against violence. Endline survey.
4. Beliefs about the consequences of violence for education. Endline survey.
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)

Experimental Design

Experimental Design
T: schools that receive the intervention
C: control schools
In the estimation of treatment effects, in order to improve precision, the analysis will control for baseline levels of covariates. In addition, it will control for department fixed effects (strata).
Experimental Design Details
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer.
Randomization Unit
Unit of randomization is a school stratified by department.
Was the treatment clustered?
Yes

Experiment Characteristics

Sample size: planned number of clusters
66
Sample size: planned number of observations
20,500
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
33 schools in control and 33 in treatment
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

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