Workshop tackles sports hazing head-on
Boston Globe - 08/24/2014
The innate secrecy surrounding hazing makes it even more difficult to quantify. Another obstacle is the age of high school students. There are “not a lot of studies on high school age because they’re minors,” according to Fahlberg.
Dan Lebowitz, executive director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, said another reason why there is little data on hazing is because it was not always viewed as a bad thing.
“Hazing is a form of bullying that’s most often associated with sports, fraternities,” and other organizations, he said. “It’s an extreme form of bullying.
“It hasn’t been studied that long,” said Lebowitz. “Until people identify or recognize it as a social ill, you won’t see empirical data.”