Title

Effect Of Dating Violence Presentation On The Attituds Of 8Th Grade Girls

Author(s)

Catherine O'Leary

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

In 2013, the Violence Policy Center ranked South Carolina number one in rate of women killed by men with a rate that is more than double the national average. According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States experience dating violence from a boyfriend or girlfriend annually. A study tested the change in attitudes of Chapin Middle School 8th grade females about dating violence before and after an educational presentation on dating violence. A survey on Google forms was administered to the 8th grade girls assessing their knowledge and attitudes on dating violence. An educational slide show and video will be presented, and then one week following the presentation, the students took an identical survey on Google Forms. The change in the student's attitudes will be assessed using a Matched Pairs T Test. The test yielded a P Value of .02, yielding that the change in the subjects attitude with a specific decrease in their acceptance of dating violence. The results demonstrated that minimal and cost effective education about dating and domestic violence changes the attitudes of students and reduce acceptance of dating violence.

Location

Owens 109

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:30 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 11:30 AM

Effect Of Dating Violence Presentation On The Attituds Of 8Th Grade Girls

Owens 109

In 2013, the Violence Policy Center ranked South Carolina number one in rate of women killed by men with a rate that is more than double the national average. According to the Center for Disease Control, nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States experience dating violence from a boyfriend or girlfriend annually. A study tested the change in attitudes of Chapin Middle School 8th grade females about dating violence before and after an educational presentation on dating violence. A survey on Google forms was administered to the 8th grade girls assessing their knowledge and attitudes on dating violence. An educational slide show and video will be presented, and then one week following the presentation, the students took an identical survey on Google Forms. The change in the student's attitudes will be assessed using a Matched Pairs T Test. The test yielded a P Value of .02, yielding that the change in the subjects attitude with a specific decrease in their acceptance of dating violence. The results demonstrated that minimal and cost effective education about dating and domestic violence changes the attitudes of students and reduce acceptance of dating violence.