Beyond clery act statistics

A closer look at college victimization based on Self-Report data

Joseph H. Gardella, Corey A. Nichols-Hadeed, Jeanna Mastrocinque, Jennifer T. Stone, Cynthia A. Coates, Christopher J. Sly, Catherine Cerulli

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Abstract

This study examined the relationships among victimization, demographic characteristics, and activity choices in a cross-sectional sample of 479 undergraduate students. In the sample, 74% was female and 65% was Caucasian, with an even distribution of ages ranging from 18 to 22+ years; all participants completed an online survey. Using survey feedback, the study team performed multivariate regression analysis and reported quantity and type of victimization experiences in relation to factors that may contribute to identifying groups at risk for experiencing violence. Findings suggest that gender, grade point average, and membership in student organizations or Greek-letter organizations influence students’ potential for different types of victimization. Furthermore, alcohol use and household income did not have a statistically significant relationship with any victimization types. Finally, rates reported indicate student underreporting and illustrate difficulty implementing the Clery Act. Policy recommendations, future research, and limitations are discussed. With accurate victimization data, resources and services may be more efficiently allocated to meet the needs of students at greater risk for victimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-658
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Interpersonal Violence
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Crime Victims
Self Report
Students
Age Distribution
Violence
Multivariate Analysis
Regression Analysis
Alcohols
Demography
Organizations

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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Gardella, J. H., Nichols-Hadeed, C. A., Mastrocinque, J., Stone, J. T., Coates, C. A., Sly, C. J., & Cerulli, C. (2015). Beyond clery act statistics: A closer look at college victimization based on Self-Report data. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(4), 640-658. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260514535257
Gardella, Joseph H. ; Nichols-Hadeed, Corey A. ; Mastrocinque, Jeanna ; Stone, Jennifer T. ; Coates, Cynthia A. ; Sly, Christopher J. ; Cerulli, Catherine. / Beyond clery act statistics : A closer look at college victimization based on Self-Report data. In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2015 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 640-658.
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