Violence Against Female Students at Two University Campuses: A Cross Cultural Comparative Study

Emmanuel C. Onyeozili, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

This paper seeks to examine the practice of violence against women in dating relationships at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) campus, compared with observations from a university in another culture (Nigeria). The study investigates the claim that the practice of dating violence cut across cultures and enjoys common similarities. Questionnaire survey measured causes, patterns, effects and responses. Data analysis employed simple percentage scores. Preliminary results support the hypothesis. The study is significant because it is the first of its kind using UMES and a Nigerian University, and will also benefit students of criminology, gender, and African studies.

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