Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: Does Education Make a Difference? A View into Sexual Harassment on College Campuses

Hynes, Brandon T. (2015) Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: Does Education Make a Difference? A View into Sexual Harassment on College Campuses. Research Report. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

When examining the dynamic of students experience on college campuses, it is evident that sexual harassment is an issue that has a large role in providing students with a negative college experience. Sexual harassment hinders student performance, and subsequently the ability to reach their full academic potential. Sexual harassment leaves those victimized in a state of fear and intimidation, detrimentally affecting the nature in which students conduct themselves. At present, the measures taken to increase education and awareness surrounding sexual harassment have had poor results, as the belief in a just world continues to reinforce victim blame. In order to find a solution, an effective method to educate individuals about sexual harassment is pertinent. Innovative processes, such as peer-led theatre education, have demonstrated positive success in reshaping an individual’s understanding and awareness of sexual assault. As college administration teams express discontent with the means sexual harassment has been managed on campus, the implementation of such processes could prove to be largely beneficial.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11840
Item ID: 11840
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Psychology
Date: 2015
Date Type: Submission

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