AHC Highlights Dr. Kelly Bohnhoff’s Sociological Research

By Elizabeth Moore — News & Updates

Dr. Kelly Bohnhoff, along with her current role as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Xavier University, has co-authored numerous research articles regarding various subjects on gender and aggression, sociology, and trauma. The American Health Council is proud to highlight Dr. Bohnhoff’s extensive body of work and contributions to medical research.

Throughout the mid-to-late 90’s, Dr. Bohnhoff has written on multiple subjects, mainly concerning trauma and the demographics of aggressiveness, as well as the implications of firearm deaths among children. In a May 1998 article titled Parents’ behaviors, knowledge, and beliefs related to unintentional firearm injuries among children and youth in the southwest, concerns “parents’ behaviors, knowledge, and beliefs related to unintentional firearm injuries among children and youth”. The results of this study “suggest that firearms in the home continue to pose a significant risk to children. Anticipatory guidance from NPs and pediatricians is needed to protect children from unintentional firearm injuries”.

The demographics and sociological aspects of aggression is also a topic that is covered more than once among Dr. Bohnhoff’s research. According to a January 1996 study, Gender and Aggression I: Perceptions of Aggression, “two studies were conducted with 115 college students (56% male; 50% Anglo and 26% Hispanic) and 79 individuals (72% male; 92% Anglo) who worked on a military base. Participants were asked to respond to four scenarios depicting aggressive interactions in which the gender of the protagonists varied, give their perceptions of 25 potentially aggressive incidents, and answer questions concerning stereotypes of gender related to these incidents and personal aggressive behaviors. Consistent with previous research on gender and aggression, both studies found that the aggressor, target, and respondent all affected perceptions of aggression and likelihood of aggressive behaviors”. The negative perceptions and outlooks of male-to-female aggression were more likely than those of female-to-male behaviors.

Dr. Bohnhoff’s other research studies have further covered and extended beyond sociological aspects of trauma and aggressiveness. The American Health Council anticipates Dr. Bohnhoff’s future research contributions to further engage in the betterment of healthcare.


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