Title

Motivation and outcomes for university students in a restorative justice program

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Originally Published In

Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice

Volume Number

51

Issue Number

4

Page Numbers

364–379

Abstract

A restorative justice program (RJP) was developed at a large university in the housing student conduct office. Students accused of misconduct who participated in a restorative justice (RJ) conference completed surveys regarding their motivations and perceived outcomes. Results showed that students who were motivated to make reparations to others had the best outcomes, yet these students were often additionally focused on personal motivators. Students who felt pressured to participate had fewer benefits. Implications and limitations are discussed