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A Survey of Teachers’ and Students’ Perception of Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institutions of Edo State, Nigeria

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Author(s): Justina Imonikhe | Oyaziwo Aluede | Philipa Idogho

Journal: Asian Social Science
ISSN 1911-2017

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
 The study examined how teachers and students of tertiary institutions in Edo State of Nigeria perceived sexual harassment. The design of the study was descriptive (survey) research. The sample of the study consisted of two hundred lecturers and two hundred students of tertiary institutions in Edo state. A questionnaire, entitled “Lecturers’ and Students’ Perceptions of Sexual Harassment Scale” was used to gather data for the study. The results indicated that majority of the respondents agreed that sexual harassment is prevalent in schools and that sexual harassment impacts negatively on the academic performance of victims. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that tertiary institutions should provide the framework where teachers and students can dialogue on issues bothering on students’ and lecturers’ relationships.
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