ERIC Number: ED082712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Female University Student and Staff Perceptions of Rape.
Herman, Michele Harway; Sedlacek, William E.
Female university student and staff perceptions of rape at the University of Maryland were examined with the aid of an anonymous questionnaire on attitudes and perceptions of rape. A randomly selected sample group included 100 female students and 25 female classified employees. Results showed a 64% return rate was achieved despite many follow-up attempts, and subjects tended either to be enthusiastic or declined to participate. Results showed that 61% of respondents felt the University does not provide enough security, and 15% said they knew someone who was a victim of rape. One-third of the sample believed rape victims are brutally treated by police, and over half felt the penalties against rape are rarely enforced. However, only 5% would not call the police if raped and 1% would not seek medical help. A 6-item bibliography is included. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Counseling Center.