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

Justina Imonikhe, Oyaziwo Aluede, Philipa Idogho


 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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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v8n1p268

Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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