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ERIC Number: EJ1171729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
Sexual Assault Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevalence in College Students
Oswalt, Sara B.; Wyatt, Tammy J.; Ochoa, Yesenia
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v32 n2 p93-109 2018
With the advent of the "Dear Colleague" letter in 2011, higher education institutions have become focused on sexual assault and related policies, procedures regarding offenses, and prevention education. Institutions should consider using this spotlight on interpersonal dynamics to increase awareness about other types of relationship violence that may be more common. This secondary data analysis of 72,067 U.S. college students indicates stalking, emotional abuse, and physical abuse are very common. Along with relationship difficulties in general, these forms of relational violence occur more frequently than sexual assault. Implications for counseling and mental health services are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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