Greek think : perceptions of dating violence by members of UCF's Greek community
According to several national studies conducted by the National Institute of Justice, college students are more likely to be stalked, physically and/or sexually assaulted than any other age group studied. These three forms of violence coupled with emotional violence are widely categorized as "dating violence." This study focuses on perceptions to begin to understand if opinions about various types of violence, ideal gender roles, and other dating related behaviors are related to what they believe to be acceptable or not acceptable behaviors and if they believe dating violence to even be a problem. In this study, 34 7 undergraduates from the University of Central Florida's main campus were surveyed. The sample was broken down into students who are members of social, Greek-lettered organizations and those not belonging to those groups, and then their responses to dating behavior questions were compared. From the data reviewed, recommendations for more effective preventative dating violence programming and areas for further research will be presented.
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Mustaine, Elizabeth E.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences;Dating violence -- Florida;Greek Americans -- Florida
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Stevens, Heather N., "Greek think : perceptions of dating violence by members of UCF's Greek community" (2002). HIM 1990-2015. 309.