What is it about?
Ragging is an initiation ritual carried out in Sri Lankan universities which is similar to hazing and Bullying, where new students are harassed by senior students. This practice has severe adverse consequences including depression, increased university dropouts and suicide. Although this is a significant public health problem and a burden on the country, research on ragging is scarce.
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Why is it important?
This practice has severe adverse consequences among the university students including depression, increased university dropouts and suicide. It is a significant public health problem and a burden that hinders the development of the country, although research on ragging is almost non existent.
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This page is a summary of: Ragging as an expression of power in a deeply divided society; a qualitative study on students perceptions on the phenomenon of ragging at a Sri Lankan university, PLoS ONE, July 2022, PLOS,
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