ERIC Number: EJ1107979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Conveying Campus Sexual Misconduct Policy Information to College and University Students: Results from a 7-Campus Study
Potter, S. J.; Edwards, K. M.; Banyard, V. L.; Stapleton, J. G.; Demers, J. M.; Moynihan, M. M.
Journal of American College Health, v64 n6 p438-447 2016
Objective: To examine the efficacy of different methods (ie, in-class policy reading; in-class policy reading and discussion; no reading or discussion) to deliver campus sexual misconduct policy information to students on 7 campuses. Participants: A total of 1,195 participants at 7 colleges and universities participated in the study from August to October 2014. Participants were randomly assigned at the class level and completed pretest and posttest surveys assessing knowledge of campus policy and resources and confidence to seek help for sexual assault. Results: Students exposed to a larger dosage of material (in-class policy reading plus discussion) showed greater positive changes in attitudes and knowledge than students who did not receive information or were only read the policy. However, on some indices, students who were only read the policy showed positive outcomes compared with students receiving no intervention. Conclusion: Colleges and universities must use engaging methods to disseminate campus sexual misconduct policies to students.
Descriptors: School Policy, Behavior Problems, College Students, Pretests Posttests, Student Surveys, Knowledge Level, Help Seeking, Sexual Abuse, Rape, Victims, Access to Information, Information Dissemination, Randomized Controlled Trials, Video Technology, Group Discussion, Printed Materials, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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