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The understanding of revenge through discussions with University students

McKenna, Elise (2016) The understanding of revenge through discussions with University students. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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The goal of this study was to examine how revenge is understood by a sample of university students using a grounded theory approach. Desires and acts of revenge were found to be more prevalent in interpersonal relationships than stranger to stranger. Revenge was also shown to be a behaviour made through a costs benefit analysis to the victim rather than an act of irrationality. In addition to this, the understanding and concepts of revenge by the students were at times to be influenced by how the media had portrayed it to them. Lastly, it was shown that acts of revenge were used in all different groups of victims and types of harms through indirect and direct behaviours.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Law
Supervisor(s): Hall, Guy
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