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ERIC Number: EJ994226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Relationship between Social Capital and Weapon Possession on Campus
Messer, Rachel H.; Bradley, Kristopher I.; Calvi, Jessica L.; Kennison, Shelia M.
College Student Journal, v46 n2 p388-396 Jun 2012
The present research focused on the problem of how college officials might be able to predict weapon possession on college campuses. We hypothesized that measures of social capital (i.e., trust and participation in society) may be useful in identifying individuals who are likely to possess weapons on campuses. Prior research has shown that those who report both relatively low levels of trust in society and high levels of participation in society engage in higher levels of risk-taking than others. The study utilized an online survey method involving 531 college students. The results support the conclusion that colleges may be able to use measures of social capital to predict weapon possession on college campuses. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A