Representations of Handguns by Young Adults in the US and UK
John E. Puddifoot, Leslie
Claire A. Cooke, Leslie
Publication: Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
Topics: Age Group Gender International Public Opinion Social Science Students
Keywords: COLLEGE students GREAT Britain GUN control UNITED States culture.
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The authors examined the effect of location and gender on the attitudes to handguns on nine dimensions (whether handguns represent freedom, independence, power, danger, control, violence, or madness, and are a cause for or protection from crimes), using a sample of 196 White university students aged 18 to 25 years from South Carolina, USA, and Northeast England. The authors found that there was limited support for gender-specific attitudes and strong support for some representations of handguns by certain combinations of location and gender.
John E. Puddifoot, L., & Claire A. Cooke, L. (2002). Representations of handguns by young adults in the US and UK. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 12(4), 256-270.
John E. Puddifoot, Leslie, and Leslie Claire A. Cooke. "Representations of Handguns by Young Adults in the US and UK." Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 12.4 (2002): 256-70.