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ERIC Number: EJ816814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Personal Safety Practices, Beliefs and Attitudes of Academic Staff on a Small University Campus: Comparison of Males and Females (Part 2)
Bryden, Pamela J.; Fletcher, Paula C.
College Student Journal, v41 n4 p909-917 Dec 2007
The current study reports on a study examining the safety concerns of male and female staff members on a small university campus. A 160-item questionnaire was distributed to 231 staff employees (49 males and 182 females), which asked individuals questions pertaining to socio-demographic information, daily routines and campus activities, awareness of campus services directly/indirectly related to safety issues, personal safety precautions taken while on campus, beliefs about safety on campus, attitudes and beliefs about safety on campus, and finally reported cases of victimization on campus. Overall, the results of the current study show that women staff members have experienced more harassment and acts of violence against them, than their male counterparts. However, while women clearly felt less safe on campus, male and female staff members did not differ significant in their attitudes towards improving safety features on campus. This appeared to be due to the fact that more male staff members were concerned about safety issues, despite the low numbers of male staff members that had actually experienced any form of violence. The results clearly indicate the need for continued education of staff, faculty, students and administration about inappropriate behaviours and actions that constitute victimization. (Contains 3 tables.) [For Part 1, see EJ777971.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A