Friday, April 21, 2017

Literature Review #5:

(1)    Visual. 

(2)    Citation.  Mengo, Cecilia , and Beverly M. Black. "Violence Victimization on a College Campus: Impact on GPA and School Dropout." Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice 18.2 (2016): 234-48. SAGE. Web. 21 Apr. 2017.

(3)    Summary. This article is about the impact on violence victimization, specifically sexual assault, on college students. The study shows how violence victimization drop their grade point averages as well as drop out of school completely.

(4)    Author(s).  The two authors are Cecilia Mengo and Beverly M. Black. Mengo has a PhD in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington. All of her research is drawn from academics, personal life experiences, and her experience with working on issues of women development. Beverly M. Black has a PhD and MSSW. Dr. Black conducts research and publishes issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, adolescent dating violence, and prevention programming. Both of the authors seem passionate and knowledgeable of violence victimization. 

(5)    Key terms.  School Dropout: a person who has abandoned a course of study or who has rejected conventional society to pursue an alternative lifestyle.

Sexual Violence: is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, acts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person's sexuality, regardless of the relationship to the victim.

(6)    Quotes.  "32.4% of college-aged women reported at least one incident of physical violence during college" (235). 
"Research on sexual victimization on college campuses has identified shock, confusion, agitation, fear, and social withdrawal as the immediate aftermath of sexual victimization violence (235). 
"Engagement, identified as a key construct in academic performance, is likely to be particularly difficult for those students who have been victimized by violence" (246).

(7)    Value.  This article will help me find information for my research question which is: why don't more college women report sexual assaults? Also, this article lets me take my argument further by explaining that colleges seem to allow victims to drop out of school as an easy way to handle sexual assault cases. Victims feel like there is no one to turn to or no where to get help and then they resort to dropping out rather than standing up to the perpetrator and getting the justice that they deserve. 

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