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dc.contributor.author Abraham, Rufus en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-11T20:56:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-11T20:56:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-11
dc.date.submitted January 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11505 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/9572
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to measure perceptions of terrorism in regards to fear of victimization by terrorist organizations among college undergraduates. A quantitative measure of levels of fear of victimization and its possible effects on student behavior will be obtained through the use of a survey instrument. The 120 students will be confidentially surveyed at The University of Texas at Arlington. The experimental group will have nine media photos of major terrorist events attached to their survey. The research team hypothesizes that female undergraduates will have higher rates of fear of victimization than male undergraduates in both groups (H1). After completing statistical procedures, it became apparent the exposure to the experimental variable may have affected the respondents. There were many significant differences in the response means of males and females in the experimental group, and far fewer significant differences in the response means of males and females in the control group. Therefore, the null hypothesis is partially accepted and the alternative hypothesis is partially rejected in regards to the control group. Conversely, the null hypothesis (H0) is partially rejected and the alternative hypothesis (H1) is partially accepted in the experimental group. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Rodriguez, John en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Criminology & Criminal Justice en_US
dc.title Perceptions Of Terrorism Regarding Fear Of Victimization en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Rodriguez, John en_US
dc.degree.department Criminology & Criminal Justice en_US
dc.degree.discipline Criminology & Criminal Justice en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US

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