Register for our upcoming Webinar:
Why Hazing? Research Using the Hazing Rationale Scale
Tuesday, September 16 at 2:00 PM EDT
NHPW Committee, National Hazing Prevention Week
REGISTER HERE $50 registration fee.
Presenter: Gentry McCreary, Ph.D – Associate Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor of Educational Research and Advanced Studies – University of West Florida
We have always been told that the first step in developing a solution is to first fully understand the problem. As a profession, we have generally approached hazing prevention as a "one size fits all" approach, without fully understanding the nuances of the problem. Research by Cimino (2011) proposed that all groups engage in some form of newcomer hazing, and that the hazing is done for one of three reasons: to build group solidarity, to build group loyalty, and to perpetuate social dominance and group hierarchy. Using Cimino's study as a framework, this session will unveil the presenter's research aimed at quantitatively measuring these three hazing rationale within the fraternity context and better understanding the relationship between hazing rationale, hazing behaviors, and a variety of other constructs related to the fraternity experience.
2014 Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award
Nominations are now open for the 2014 Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award!
Deadline for nominations for the 2014 Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award
is November 1, 2014! Click here to submit your nomination!