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ERIC Number: EJ1147673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Sexual Assault Policies and Consent Definitions: A Nationally Representative Investigation of U.S. Colleges and Universities
Graham, Laurie M.; Treves-Kagan, Sarah; Magee, Erin P.; DeLong, Stephanie M.; Ashley, Olivia S.; Macy, Rebecca J.; Martin, Sandra L.; Moracco, Kathryn E.; Bowling, J. Michael
Journal of School Violence, v16 n3 p243-258 2017
Campus sexual assault (SA) policies and sexual consent definitions have not been widely studied. The study team conducted a nationally representative review of college and university websites (n = 995), assessing the prevalence of publicly accessible online policies and definitions and examining associations with school characteristics. A content analysis was performed on a subsample (n = 100) of consent definitions. Most schools (93.0%) had an SA policy and consent definition (87.6%) available online. Schools were more likely to have a policy or consent definition if they were large (=5,000 students), public, or had a female enrollment of =33%. Detail and comprehensiveness of definitions varied. Findings highlight opportunities for schools--especially small schools, private schools, and those with more male students--to increase access to SA policies and consent definitions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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