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ERIC Number: EJ858595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5455
Reflections on Personal Responsibility: Sorority Members at Risk for Interpersonal Violence
Wuthrich, Christian K.
NASPA Journal, v46 n2 p228-257 2009
This study explores the phenomenon of interpersonal violence associated with alcohol abuse and sorority membership at a midsized state university in the West. Using Millennial theory as the conceptual framework, 180 reflection papers from women in two sororities were analyzed using qualitative content analysis to determine how they applied harm reduction education and participated in social activities when consuming alcohol. The results indicate little harm reduction application among the cohort, reproduced bystander behavior norms, how organizational challenges contribute to injury, and alcohol consumption promoted heavily as a benefit of membership. The study suggests implications for further research and practice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A