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The Cumulative Financial Costs of Victimization among College Students at Minority Serving Institutions

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $745,679)

This mixed-method study on the financial costs of victimization based on self-report data will be carried out in three phases. Phase one (Years 1 and 2), the current study, will initiate a prospective, longitudinal victimization survey administered semi-annually to a cohort of 2,400 first-year university students in Texas and Nevada. Incident-based information regarding costs associated with victimization in the near-term (within 6 months) will be collected. The financial effects of protective actions and help-seeking behaviors such as individual factors (e.g., first generation college student) will be included in the short- and long-term estimates of financial costs and consequences associated with victimization, as well as the potential moderating effects of repeat/series victimization and polyvictimization. Focus group interviews will provide more detailed information regarding the financial consequences of victimization up to one year after occurrence. Phases two and three (contingent upon future funding) will extend data collection using the same mixed-method strategy.
Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). CA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2020