Student sexual harassment at a Rural University in South Africa: a case study of the University of Venda

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dc.contributor.advisor Mudau, T. J.
dc.contributor.advisor Raselekoane, N. R.
dc.contributor.author Siduna, Bongai
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-10T09:08:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-10T09:08:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/690
dc.description MA (Youth Development)
dc.description Institute for Gender and Youth Studies
dc.description.abstract Sexual harassment is identified as a widespread form of aggressive behavior with severe consequences for victims, organizations and institutions. The objectives of this study were to explore the perceptions of students on sexual harassment, to discover the common type of sexual harassment among students, to find out locations where sexual harassment occurs in the university, to explore contributory factors influencing sexual harassment among students, and to explore the effects of sexual harassment on students. The methodology that was applied in this study is was qualitative in nature. The researcher used open ended questions in interview to assess sexual harassment among students in the university. Non-probability sampling was used to select 16 respondents made up of 8 males and 8 females. Data was analyzed thematically by identifying and expanding significant themes that emerged from the informants’ responses. Ethical measures and trustworthiness were ensured. It appears common for sexual harassment victims to experience negative physiological effects and treatment for the victims and harassers is hindered because victims abscond reporting the incident. Sexual harassment occurs in and outside university buildings as shown in the study. Perpetrators of sexual harassment have evolved from males harassing females to female lesbians harassing other lesbians and male gays harassing other gays however, men are the harassers of others to a greater extent. Alcohol and drug use, dress code and age and level of study were major contributory factors of sexual harassment. It seemed common that verbal, physical and visual sexual harassment occur among students verbal sexual harassment being the most prevalent. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 82 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Effects en_US
dc.subject Rural en_US
dc.subject Sexual harassment en_US
dc.subject Student en_US
dc.subject University en_US
dc.subject.ddc 378.68257
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual harassment in education -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual harassment in universities and colleges -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh University of Venda -- Students
dc.title Student sexual harassment at a Rural University in South Africa: a case study of the University of Venda en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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