SEE OUR IMPACT
RESPECT is a best-practices, research-based, nonprofit organization. The theatrical content we continually develop stems directly from the surveys collected from our audiences; we aim to be relevant at all times.
Additionally, this survey data proves that theatrical education has a place in the classroom and can, over time, make a meaningful impact on behavior. We are thankful to Lisa Kelly Vance of UNO for her ongoing support and work in helping us process our student and teacher data.
RESPECT Compilation of Data 2020-2021
RESPECT 2020/2021 School Year
During the 2020 – 2021 year RESPECT provided more than 100 programs And reached nearly 4,000 participants.
Despite the limitations of being remote, RESPECT has remained busy. Our flexibility makes it possible for schools and organizations to continue incorporating RESPECT’s programs.
RESPECT Compilation of Data 2019-2020
RESPECT 2019/2020 School Year
During the 2019/2020 school year, we were met with a couple challenges in our data collection. First, and greatest, were the school shut downs caused by Covid-19. Second was our transition from paper surveys to online surveys in an attempt to use less paper, and to make survey completion easier and faster for students and
RESPECT Compilation of Data 2018-2019
RESPECT 2018/2019 School Year summer
During the 2018/2019 school year, RESPECT made two visits to four Nebraska schools. Before and after each visit, students filled out the Reynolds surveys.
RESPECT Compilation of Data 2017-2018
RESPECT 2017-2018 PROGRAM EVALUATIONS
Programs evaluated: STOP & THINK and BETWEEN THE LINES
Who participated: 332 2nd – 5th grades in three elementary schools in Council Bluffs Schools
RESPECT Compilation of Data 2016-2017
2016-2017 RESPECT Data Report
RESPECT conducted pre and post program evaluations of several of our programs throughout this last school year. The following is a sample of the positive results we found…
RESPECT Compilation of Data 2014-2015
2014 – 2015 Compilation of Data
- SSIS Program Evaluation
- Solomon Girls Center Program & Artist in Residency Evaluations
- Ralston Parent Training Survey
- Sts. Peter and Paul School Student Evaluations
- Sts. Peter and Paul School Parent Training Evaluation
- The Bubbylonian Encounter Student Feedback
- Lincoln Pathfinder Teacher Training Evaluation
- Educator Post Program Evaluation
- 2015 Summer Series Evaluation and Feedback
RESPECT Compilation of Data 2013-2014
2013 – 2014 Program Evaluation Data
- Pre & Post Program Summary Grades 2 -3
- Pre & Post Program Summary Grades 4 – 12
- Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) Rating
- “Puppy Pals” Program Evaluation Summary
- Educator Post Program Evaluation Summary
- Adult Training Evaluations
2010 Teen Dating Violence Survey
2010 TEEN DATING VIOLENCE SURVEY
During the spring of 2010, RESPECT presented educational theatre presentations to 1,471 6th – 12th grade students in southwest Iowa. Forty-eight percent of students were female, fifty-two percent male.
73% of students reported they currently or have previously been involved in dating relationships.
12% reported they had been afraid on a date.
18% reported they had been physically abused by a date at least once.
88% of the students who were physically abused did not ask for help.
24% reported they had been verbally abused by a date at least once.
82% of the students who were verbally abused did not ask for help.
12% reported they had been sexually abused by a date at least once.
87% of the students who were sexually abused did not ask for help.
16% of students reported they had been abusive to a partner.
35% reported they knew at least one person who had been in an abusive relationship.
Of the students participating in the RESPECT programming:
85% reported that the play helped them learn more about teen dating violence and how to prevent it.
80% reported that the discussion after the play helped them learn more about teen dating violence and how to prevent it.
83% reported that they will use the information they learned in their own relationships.
Students completed surveys prior to RESPECT programming and then filled out the surveys after viewing the programming.
These changes reflect statistically significant changes in learning and self-reporting attitudes.
Thank you to everybody who took part in conducting, reviewing, and analyzing these encouraging results!
2005-2007 Research Results
2005-2007 RESEARCH RESULTS
Over 500 4th – 8th graders in six inner-city Omaha schools were surveyed in relation to their viewing of the RESPECT program.
Students participated in three surveys: Reynold’s Bullying Victimization Scale, Reynold’s Victimization Distress Scale, and Reynold’s School Violence Anxiety Scale. Students were first surveyed in the fall semester one week prior to seeing the RESPECT program. The same three surveys were administered to each student within one week after seeing the program. The same three surveys were administered once again in April-May of the following spring semester.
Statistically significant differences at the .01 level of significance were seen between the pre-test and immediate post-test in all cases. This change continued and maintained the same level of significance at the end of the school year as noted on the end-of-year post-test results.
Conducted by Dr. Charles Dickel, Dr. Patricia Newman, and Dr. Patricia Sullivan
2002 Bullying Survey
2002 BULLYING SURVEY
In the spring of 2002, 1,823 4th – 8th graders in Omaha-area parochial and public schools completed a survey sharing their perceptions of bullying. 1,338 students (73.5%) – a nearly equal number of boys and girls – reported that they had experienced bullying.
Kids know how they are being bullied:
76% of boys and 79% of girls had been called names
59% of boys and 65% of girls had been teased or laughed at
28% of boys and 19% of girls had been threatened
31% of boys and 42% of girls had been left out of an activity
47% of boys and 28% of girls had been hit, kicked or shoved
17% of boys and 13% of girls had property damaged
28% of boys and 29% of girls had property stolen
Kids know bullying is a problem:
82% described bullying as a problem at their school
Nearly 27% say it is a “big” or “very big” problem
Kids know who is being bullied:
31% know 1 – 2 victims
28% know 3 – 5 victims
26% know more than 6 victims
Kids know how often:
17% of students reported having been bullied 3 – 5 times
Nearly 17% reported having been bullied 6 or more times
Kids know where* bullying occurs:
52% say it happens on the playground
30% say it happens in the hallway
28% say it happens in the lunchroom
26% say it happens in classrooms
13% say it happens in restrooms
4% say it happens on the school bus
13% say it happens elsewhere
Kids know when* bullying happens:
46% say it happens at recess
32% say it happens after school
25% say it happens at lunch time
23% say it happens in class
18% say it happens before school
13% say it happens at other times
*Students could choose more than one location and time
Many kids know to seek help when they are bullied:
46% go to a parent
40% go to a friend
23% go to a teacher
66% report that the person they went to helped them
However, 29% of kids choose not to ask for help at all
Kids know a lot about bullying. Let’s help kids know more and better ways to prevent and respond to bullying behavior. Let’s help kids know more and better ways help themselves and their classmates.
Survey instrument, data collection, and analysis by Patricia Newman, Ph.D. and Dan Wright, Ph.D.