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ERIC Number: EJ1018057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Utilizing Peer Education Theater for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence on College Campuses
McMahon, Sarah; Postmus, Judy L.; Warrener, Corinne; Koenick, Ruth Anne
Journal of College Student Development, v55 n1 p78-85 Jan 2014
To address the widespread problem of sexual assault, many colleges and universities are providing primary prevention education programs. Although a number of such programs exist and appear in the literature (for review see Vladutiu, Martin, & Macy, 2011), the role of peer education theater offers a unique approach. Peer education has been demonstrated as effective for delivering health messages, is cost-effective, is well-received by students, and engages students in a potentially powerful way (White, Park, Israel, & Cordero, 2009). The purpose of this paper is to present a theoretically based approach to a campus sexual violence prevention program using peer education theater. Provided are the results of an exploratory study that evaluates the impact of the program on students' rape myths and bystander attitudes, and that determines whether the program produces positive outcomes by key variables such as gender, ethnicity, athlete status, and fraternity/sorority status. The article concludes with implications for student affairs professionals and educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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