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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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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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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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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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Schulze, Corina; Perkins, Wendy – Journal of School Violence, 2017
The sexual victimization of sexual minorities enrolled in college is not a topic that has been well researched. The present study examines the awareness that college minority students have of services they can access in the event they experience sexual violence. The results indicate that many students are unaware of specific services that they can…
Descriptors: Rape, College Students, Minority Group Students, Homosexuality
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Suzuki, Yumi E.; Bonner, Heidi S. – Journal of School Violence, 2017
Few studies examine the role of friends in victims' decisions to seek help from health professionals. This study used a sample of college students (N = 637) to examine the factors that may influence whether students would advise a friend to seek help from health professionals. After providing an open-ended response to a vignette, students answered…
Descriptors: Student Reaction, Rape, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Gender Differences
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Brubaker, Sarah Jane; Mancini, Christina – Journal of School Violence, 2017
Seeking to improve university accountability and compliance with federal mandates, states are considering new reforms including mandating reporting of campus sexual assault allegations. These new policies remain an empirical "black box." To address these gaps, the current exploratory study draws upon a recent survey that examines the…
Descriptors: Universities, Federal Legislation, Sexual Abuse, State Regulation
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Pottinger, Audrey M.; Stair, Angela Gordon – Journal of School Violence, 2009
In this study, 225 Jamaican university students were asked to recall their bullying experiences at elementary and high schools. Being verbally humiliated, robbed, and beaten were the top three frequently-occurring experiences. Acts of bullying by peers and educators were compared for their impact on students' psychological well being. Educator but…
Descriptors: College Students, Bullying, Well Being, Psychology