Title of Abstract

Undergraduate Students' Perceptions, Knowledge, Attitudes Toward Human Trafficking

Poster Number

10

Submitting Student(s)

Katrina GaineyFollow

Faculty Mentor

Anthony Hill, Ph.D.; hilla@winthrop.edu

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Social Work

Faculty Mentor

Anthony Hill, Ph.D.

Abstract

Human trafficking is a violation of human rights because the victims are stripped of their dignity, abused, and forced to work. There is a dearth of research on human trafficking because it is an insidious business, and victims are reluctant to come forward. Human trafficking happens on America's college campuses at alarming rates. Human trafficking permeates all segments of society because it can happen in our backyards. With human trafficking happening on college campuses around America, additional research is needed to understand undergraduate students' perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about the topic. The study's results can inform programs and other interventions to increase understanding of the warning signs, impact, and safeguards to lessen the effects of human trafficking. The researcher distributed a survey electronically using social media and to measure undergraduate students' perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes toward human trafficking. The researcher measured the relationships or correlations between human trafficking and students' perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes. This research will contribute to the body of knowledge because it helps to reveal undergraduate students' perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes on human trafficking, which could serve as the foundation for programs and other interventions that endeavor to decrease the prevalence of human trafficking. Equally important, this research will heighten researchers' understanding of the topic.

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Course Assignment

MNCR 300 - Fortner-Wood

Other Presentations/Performances

Winthrop McNair Research Symposium, June 2020 NASW-SC 2021 Symposium Mini Series, January 2021

Grant Support

McNair Scholars Stipend, Winthrop University, Summer 2020

Type of Presentation

Poster presentation

Special Needs

N/A

Start Date

16-4-2021 11:30 AM

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Undergraduate Students' Perceptions, Knowledge, Attitudes Toward Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a violation of human rights because the victims are stripped of their dignity, abused, and forced to work. There is a dearth of research on human trafficking because it is an insidious business, and victims are reluctant to come forward. Human trafficking happens on America's college campuses at alarming rates. Human trafficking permeates all segments of society because it can happen in our backyards. With human trafficking happening on college campuses around America, additional research is needed to understand undergraduate students' perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about the topic. The study's results can inform programs and other interventions to increase understanding of the warning signs, impact, and safeguards to lessen the effects of human trafficking. The researcher distributed a survey electronically using social media and to measure undergraduate students' perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes toward human trafficking. The researcher measured the relationships or correlations between human trafficking and students' perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes. This research will contribute to the body of knowledge because it helps to reveal undergraduate students' perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes on human trafficking, which could serve as the foundation for programs and other interventions that endeavor to decrease the prevalence of human trafficking. Equally important, this research will heighten researchers' understanding of the topic.