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Nature, Causes, and Consequences of Ragging at the Universities in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study

Mushfiqur Rahman and Nasif Sadik
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Mushfiqur Rahman: Department of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail-1902, Bangladesh.
Nasif Sadik: Department of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail-1902, Bangladesh.

Journal of Scientific Reports, 2024, vol. 6, issue 1, 23-35

Abstract: Ragging is a menace, a source of dread and shock for the students and their parents who send their descendants to universities. In several public and private universities in Bangladesh, ragging is prevalent. The purpose of this study was to determine the nature, causes, and effects of ragging in Universities in Bangladesh. This study also incorporated students' viewpoints who have not participated in ragging. This was an institution-based study. The study was conducted using a quantitative research approach. The survey method is used to acquire data. The study uses both qualitative and quantitative data. Respondents to the survey were 75 students from 15 departments at Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University. IBM SPSS 25 was used to perform statistical analysis. 48% of students have participated in ragging, while 52% have not. 57% of respondents were subjected to only verbal teasing, 37% were subjected to both physical and verbal teasing, and 6% were subjected to only physical teasing. Approximately 55% of students stated that raising awareness can eliminate ragging from universities.

Keywords: Ragging; Fear; Threat; Perception; Victim; Perpetrator; Awareness; University students (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2024
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