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Title: Perceived sexual harassment among female students at a Zimbabwean institution of higher learning
Authors: Dhlomo, Thelma
Mugweni, Rose M.
Maunganidze, Levison
Sodi, Tholene
Shoniwa, Gwen
Keywords: Female students
Sexual harassment
Institution of higher learning
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: National Inquiry Services Centre
Series/Report no.: Journal of Psychology in Africa;Vol. 22; No. 2: p. 269-272
Abstract: This study analysed perceived sexual harassment experiences and responses among 136 female students (aged 19 to 40) randomly drawn from an institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe. A Sexual Harassment Questionnaire (SEQ) was administered to the participants. Data were summarized using descriptive statistics. Thirty-one percent (42) of the students acknowledged having been sexually harassed. About 69% (94) of the students appeared not to recognize sexually harassment that may have occurred to them. Only a minority of the students (7%) reported the harassment. Sexual harassment policies may help mitigate the experience of sexual experience by college students in Zimbabwe.
ISSN: 1433-0237
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