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Does Setting Matter? An Exploratory Examination of Victimization Risk Reduction Strategies Among Female College Students Studying Abroad.

Authors
  • Tamborra, Tracy L1
  • Dutton, Leila B1
  • Narchet, Fadia M1
  • Cuevas, Carlos A1
  • 1 Criminal Justice Department, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Violence against women
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2022
Volume
28
Issue
10
Pages
2493–2506
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/10778012211030945
PMID: 34424093
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This exploratory project assessed whether female college students studying abroad engage in more risk reduction strategies (RRSs) when abroad than in their community of origin and whether changes in students' use of RRSs while abroad are related to a variety of factors (e.g., fear of victimization, year of study). Results revealed that students engaged in significantly more RRSs while abroad and that students studying in Africa were more likely to increase their use of RRSs. Seniors engaged in fewer RRSs. Results extend the RRS literature by confirming that the employment of strategies is location dependent and associated with other factors.

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