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ERIC Number: EJ1062095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
College Students' Perceptions of Slut-Shaming Discourse on Campus
Almazan, Vanessa A.; Bain, Steve F.
Research in Higher Education Journal, v28 May 2015
The purpose of this study was to understand the college students' perceptions of slut-shaming discourse. The research indicated that there was a strong correlation between cultural expectations and slut-shaming. According to the results, the perceptions of slut-shaming are influenced by aspects such as: class, culture, media, gender, feminism, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality. Overall, college students were found to be on crossfire of slut-shaming discourse on a college campus. It was concluded, based on the research, the participants have significantly identified with judging a woman by the way she dresses. It is recommended that further research be devoted to slut-shaming perceptions in different: cultures, groups, regions, religions, organizations, media and institutions. Furthermore, counselors will be able to explore efficacious methods of advocacy which are geared more to prevention of SSD (Slut-Shaming Discourse) than just treatment. Creating a multicultural awareness of this adverse social phenomenon will shed light on the subject and encourage more research to be done.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas