Faculty Publications

Title

A social norms approach to hazing prevention workshops

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Sport Psychology in Action

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

12

Last Page

20

Abstract

Hazing is a common occurrence on sport teams and many athletes fear isolation if they speak out against it. Additionally, at many schools, prevention efforts are minimal. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to propose the use of the social norms approach to create hazing prevention programs. A five-step process (Berkowitz, 2003)-(a) notice the event, (b) interpret the behaviors as a problem, (c) feel responsible for the solution, (d) acquire skills to act, and (e) intervene-will be explored, including suggestions for discussion. By using interactive discussions, the ultimate goal is to change team norms and have athletes intervene when hazing arises. © Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2012

DOI of published version

10.1080/21520704.2011.639854

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