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ERIC Number: ED305534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
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Dating Can Be Dangerous: A Program Assessing Student Attitudes on Campus.
Floerchinger, Debra S.
The incidence of date or acquaintance rape is well documented on the college campus, and the importance of campus programs on issues such as date rape, communication, alcohol and drug education, assertiveness, and sex role stereotyping for men and women is indisputable. One program, presented on a small campus during November 1988, presented date/acquaintance rape issues to five academic classes of first-year college students. Fifty female and 55 male students completed a program which consisted of a survey assessing attitudes toward a date/acquaintance rape situation and discussion sentences concerning male and female roles in society. The survey completion was followed by a program of discussion, factual information, and a short videotape. In analyzing the data, only percentages of total responses were computed, by question for males only, females only, and all students. Percentages of responses for both males and females were similar on most questions. While the small sample size and non-random nature of student involvement prevents results from being generalized to other campuses or groups, the survey proved to be a highly effective tool to facilitate program development and discussion. Twelve data tables providing information on student characteristics and responses are included. The program outline, data rape survey questions, student response form, sample forms of discussion sentences, male and female responses to survey questions, male and female responses to sex-role discussion questions, rape myths and facts, legal definitions of rape, ways to avoid rape, and communication in relationships are appended. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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