ERIC Number: EJ1106074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Violence Victimization on a College Campus: Impact on GPA and School Dropout
Mengo, Cecilia; Black, Beverly M.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v18 n2 p234-248 Aug 2016
Violence against university students has significant impact on their mental health. The impact of violence on students' academic performance has received little attention. The primary purpose of this study is to examine the impact of sexual and physical/verbal violence on the academic performance of college students. Data from 74 case files of service users of a campus-based Relationship and Sexual Violence Program were examined. Bivariate analysis was used to examine the impact of sexual and physical/verbal victimization on grade point average and leaving school. Students who experienced both physical/verbal and sexual violence experienced significant drop in their grade point average. Students who experienced sexual victimization were more likely to leave the university than students who experienced physical/verbal victimization. Findings indicate that universities would be well served by investing resources in violence prevention programming.
Descriptors: Violence, Victims, Grade Point Average, Dropouts, At Risk Students, College Students, Sexual Abuse, Student Records, Verbal Communication, Counseling, Student Characteristics, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://sagepub.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A