Student Perceptions of Safety and Helpfulness of Resources


  • Ashley L. Merianos, PhD, CHES
  • Keith A. King, PhD, MCHES
  • Rebecca A. Vidourek, PhD, CHES



student safety, campus resources, prevention


The study purpose was to examine whether college student perceptions of campus safety differed
based on seriousness of crime on and off campus, helpfulness of services, and demographic information.
Students (N=345) completed a survey assessing perceived campus safety, seriousness of crime, and helpful-
ness of campus safety resources. Results indicated that campus safety differed based on perceived helpfulness
of campus services, seriousness of crime on campus, seriousness of crime around campus, sex, and living
situation. This study found that most students have low perceived safety and identified helpful campus
resources that may increase their safety. Implications for future research are included.



How to Cite

Merianos, A. L., King, K. A., & Vidourek, R. A. (2017). Student Perceptions of Safety and Helpfulness of Resources. American Journal of Health Studies, 32(2).

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