Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Eric Fox

Second Advisor

Erick Marmolejo

Third Advisor

Thorhallur Flosason


The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a workshop designed to teach Resident Assistants (RAs) working in a university residence hall the proper mediation skills and principles required for their job. There were 8 participants, 4 male and 4 female, ranging in age from 19 to 23. Participants completed a one-hour, instructor-led mediation training workshop developed by the researcher. All participants completed a written pretest and posttest, and 3 participants also had their ability to apply their mediation skills evaluated using a role-play activity. Scores on the posttest were significantly higher than the scores on the pretest, til) = 15.05,/? < .01, r2 = 0.97, and both participants and the instructor had generally favorable attitudes toward the workshop.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only