ERIC Number: ED212918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Sexual Harassment within the University of Rhode Island Community.
Lott, Bernice; And Others
In 1979, reports of sexual harassment and accusations of sexual assault at the University of Rhode Island led to the formation of a Sexual Harassment Committee. One of the tasks undertaken by a subgroup of this committee was a survey of the university community to identify actual experiences of and the attitudes of student and staff toward sexual harassment. From 927 responses, 172 individuals cited cases of sexual harassment which had happened to someone they knew. Of the 55 reported cases of personal sexual assaults, 95% were experienced by women, mostly undergraduates. Men were more tolerant than women of sexual harassment. In general, younger persons were more accepting than older persons. Many persons believed such behavior was "a part of life." (The appendices contain the survey instrument and the transcript of an act relating to rape and seduction developed by the state of Rhode Island General Assembly.) (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Kingston.
Identifiers: Sexual Harassment
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology (8th, Boston, MA, March 5-8, 1981).