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dc.contributor.advisorGottfredson, Deniseen_US
dc.contributor.authorBittinger, Joshuaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-06T06:48:43Z
dc.date.available2015-02-06T06:48:43Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2B62K
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16220
dc.description.abstractLittle is currently known about what factors influence a victim's willingness to report hazing experienced in higher education. This problem of hazing has largely been ignored by criminologists, despite anti-hazing statutes existing in many states. The present study aims to examine this problem through a criminological lens using Social Bonding Theory (SBT). SBT suggests that deviant behavior is more likely to occur when a person is poorly bonded to conventional society (Hirschi, 1969). This theory was originally intended to explain deviant behavior; however, this study investigates its utility in explaining reporting behavior of victimization. Data were collected from surveys administered at the University of Maryland (N = 56), utilizing vignettes to present hypothetical hazing situations and were analyzed using logistic regression. Results provide no support for the use of SBT to predict a student's willingness to report experienced hazing, as described in the vignettes. Limitations and implications are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleSocial Bonds as Predictors of College Student Willingness to Report Hazingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCriminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCriminologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHigher educationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCollege studentsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHazingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLogistic regressionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledReportingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSocial bonden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSurveyen_US


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