October 28, 2011
Should hazing in school groups
be banned or not?
Why hazing is hazardous and needs to be fully banned.
As a college student there are many things you experience that are different from you previous years of schooling. You are finally living on your own, making your own decisions. So far in my college experience I have heard many stories about groups around campus participating in hazing, many of which that are extremely disturbing. My topic of my paper is why hazing should be banned in all schools, college or high school. There are many hazards that come along with hazing, including health problems or psychological problems. Students should not have to be put through humiliating activities just to become a stronger member of a team. Team bonding is built through spending quality time together, not pressuring a new member drinking until they pass out. Hazing is cruel and unnecessary and needs to be put to an end. College should be the time of your life; there is no need for students to have to worry about hazing when accepted into a group, team, or fraternity. Britton W. Brewer, et al. “The relationship Between Hazing and Team Cohesion.” Journal of Sport Behavior 30.4 (2007): 491-507. SPORTDiscus with Full text. EBSCO. Web. 23 Oct. 2011
This journal entry explains the connection that hazing has with the bonding of a group, or sports team. There are multiple reasons why hazing is considered to be a decent way to become close, one of which is you see that victim of hazing closer then you would with any normal bonding activities. Also there are reasons given why hazing is a bad way for groups to welcome someone in, such as the victim of hazing grows a fear or barrier to the group members. They are pretty much scarred for the time being. This source is a compare and contrast for the positive and negative aspects of hazing which is very helpful for my topic. No bias was found when I read this...
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