ERIC Number: EJ1147681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
An Examination of Strategies for the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence at Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education
Kafonek, Katherine; Richards, Tara N.
Journal of School Violence, v16 n3 p271-285 2017
Although gender-based violence prevention programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) are mandated by federal legislation, research focusing on the prevalence or content of programming is limited. The present exploratory research examines campus websites for a nationally representative sample of Title IX eligible IHEs that offer at least a four-year degree (n = 389), assessing whether IHEs offer prevention programs and whether programs include information cited in federal legislation or adhere to best practices. Differences in programming are also examined across IHE types. Results demonstrate that most IHEs report offering prevention pro- grams (86%), but that differences do exist across IHE type: 97% of public nonprofit IHEs report programming compared to 46% of tribal institutions. Disparities also exist across IHE types regarding the content of programming. Results highlight the need to advance prevention programming to better align with "what works" in prevention science or what is expected by federal legislation.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Violence, Educational Environment, Prevention, Program Content, Incidence, Federal Legislation, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Web Sites, Best Practices, Crime, Statistical Analysis, Educational Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Institutional Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Cultural Relevance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Title IX Education Amendments 1972