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McMahon-Howard, Jennifer; Scherer, Heidi; McCafferty, James T. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
This study examined the factors that influence support for campus carry laws among a sample of approximately 2,700 faculty/administrators, staff, and students at a large, public university in Georgia. Although previous research suggests that support for campus carry may differ across groups on campus, there have been no studies that have examined…
Descriptors: Weapons, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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Bills, Matthew A.; O'Neal, Eryn Nicole; Hayes, Brittany E.; Meeker, Katherine A. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
This study used data from an in-person paper-and-pencil climate survey administered to students in a random sample of classes at a four-year southeastern university. Respondents (N = 248) left unsolicited qualitative comments on the survey (N = 540). Grounded theory was used to determine if themes existed among them. Questions on school safety,…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Student Surveys, Campuses, Paper (Material)
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Hassett, Matthew R.; Kim, Bitna; Seo, Chunghyeon – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Gun control is a highly debated and divisive social issue. In recent years, this issue has been thrust into the academic arena with the advent of campus carry legislation and policies. Researchers have taken up the task of attempting to better understand the attitudes of those most affected by campus carry legislation -- the campus community. The…
Descriptors: Weapons, School Safety, School Personnel, Student Attitudes
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Mancini, Christina; Budd, Kristen M. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Recently, the federal government and colleges have sought new remedies to combat campus sexual assault (CSA). Additionally, there have been calls for shifts in college culture. For this reason, an understanding of attitudes about these policies and reforms is needed. To that end, the study examines three questions. First, to what extent does the…
Descriptors: Rape, Campuses, College Students, Public Opinion
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Franklin, Cortney A.; Brady, Patrick Q.; Ashworth, Lindsay M. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Women face heightened risk of sexual assault and a growing body of research has suggested that bystanders play a key role in preventing violence against women. To date, research has not fully explored bystander responses "following" a sexual assault event. Using self-categorization theory, this study employed an experimental design with…
Descriptors: Rape, Risk, Violence, Females
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Aiello, Michael F. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This article focuses on the topic of campus crime reporting, particularly students' stated likelihood of reporting crime incidents to the college public safety department, municipal police, or a member of the library staff. The survey vignette design involves experimental manipulation of several situational variables in line with the unresponsive…
Descriptors: College Students, School Safety, Campuses, Victims of Crime
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Martín-Baena, David; Mayoral, Olga; Talavera, Marta; Montero, Isabel – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Objective: To explore the association between violence and suicidal behavior in female university students. Method: A convenience sample of 540 female students enrolled in the Nursing and Teacher Training Faculties at the University of Valencia was selected. Violence by partners, nonpartners, and both was compared with suicidal thoughts and…
Descriptors: Violence, Suicide, Females, College Students
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Connolly, Eric J.; Kavish, Nicholas; Cooke, Eric M. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Existing research suggests that repeated bullying victimization is associated with lower levels of educational attainment. However, it is difficult to ascertain whether a true causal association exists since previously reported associations may be confounded by genetic and shared environmental factors that affect both repeated bullying…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Educational Attainment, Longitudinal Studies
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Daigle, Leah E.; Johnston, Tricia; Azimi, Andia; Felix, Shanna N. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The victimization of college students is well documented. Comparative research on the extent of victimization and the risk factors for it is less prevalent. Although some cultural similarities exist, it is possible that American and Canadian college students differ in their experience of victimization. These differences have not been fully…
Descriptors: College Students, Violence, Sexual Abuse, Victims of Crime
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Franklin, Cortney A.; Menaker, Tasha A.; Jin, Hae Rim – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Scholars have highlighted the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. Universities are generally equipped to address victimization through a range of resources, including counseling and psychological services. These resources are instrumental for posttrauma recovery, but students must be aware of and willing to use available services.…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexual Abuse, Victims of Crime, Counseling Services
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Shariati, Auzeen; Guerette, Rob T. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
One practical, yet less touted, approach to school safety is the use of security provisions that conform with the principles of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). Beyond preventing crime, the approach offers the potential benefit of improving perceptions of safety among campus occupants which is important for revenues and…
Descriptors: School Security, Campuses, On Campus Students, College Students
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Siebert, Erin C.; Stewart, David G.; Hu, Emily M.; Estoup, Ashley C.; Underbrink, Erin G.; Moore, Lindsay S. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Our aim was to test the hypothesized relationships between trauma exposure and alcohol-related problems, mediated by PTS symptoms, moderated by prior trauma exposure and help-seeking. Participants were 244 members of a private university who were enrolled or employed at the school on the date of a campus shooting. Online measures were distributed…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Correlation, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse
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Gerlsma, Coby; Lugtmeyer, Valerie – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Victims of injustice and aggression may have strong feelings about the perpetrator(s) that may impede their efforts to cope with the victimizing experience. We examined to what extent adolescents' interpersonal responses to victimization in terms of revenge and forgiveness depend on offense type. Of 455 Dutch students from various educational…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Prosocial Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Adolescents
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Snyder, Jamie A.; Scherer, Heidi L.; Fisher, Bonnie S. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Researchers have shown that college students are at an increased risk of experiencing interpersonal violence (IV). One factor that appears to play a role in shaping their likelihood of IV is sexual orientation. However, little is known about this relationship and how IV risk varies across categories of sexual orientation. Utilizing a sample of…
Descriptors: Violence, Interpersonal Relationship, College Students, Prevention
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Drevon, Daniel D.; Kim, Samuel Y.; Fredrick, Stephanie Secord – Journal of School Violence, 2018
School bullying is associated with a host of unfavorable psychosocial outcomes, even as victims enter college. Thus, the identification of modifiable protective factors remains an important goal of psychological research in the context of resilience theory. The purpose of this study was to examine the moderating effect of natural mentoring…
Descriptors: Mentors, Victims, Bullying, Peer Relationship
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