ERIC Number: ED197676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Greek Student Attitudes Towards Hazing.
Jensen, Wesley; And Others
Attitudes of members of Greek fraternities and sororities concerning hazing were studied at the University of North Dakota. A survey instrument was completed by 476 students. Activities considered to be hazing by a majority of respondents were those that are potentially injurious to the physical and/or mental health of the pledges or that could adversely affect their school performance. Women were more conservative than men in their perception of hazing, but followed the same general pattern of response. The percentage of respondents condidering an acitvity to be hazing decreased as the potential severity of the activity decreased. Most respondents felt that hazing was perceived as a method of creating unity in the pledge class, and felt that hazing was no problem in their own chapter. However, a relatively high proportion of both fraternity and sorority members considered hazing to be a problem on the campus in general. Activities considered to be hazing are identified, and a sample questionnaire and aggregated responses to items are included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Fraternities, Hazing, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Peer Influence, Questionnaires, Safety, Social Behavior, Sororities, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
University of North Dakota, Division of Student Affairs, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks.