Presents a study which describes the extent and nature of the sexual victimization of college women. Background to the study, which includes criticism by conservative analysts of the idea that women suffer extensive sexual victimization; Methods, which include the use of incident reports; Results concerning sexual victimization, which includes rape, sexual assault or coercion, stalking, and verbal and visual sexual insults; Conclusions
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Violence Against Women
These authors indicate that sexual victimization has only recently been identified as an important problem on college and university campuses. They point out that researchers have used a number of different methodologies and sources of data to describe the extent and scope of sexual victimization of college women. The authors state that these studies are often flawed by an abbreviated conceptualization of sexual victimization (one that omits sexual stalking and harassment) and by the failure to distinguish between the different ranges of both more and less serious sexual victimizations. This article also presents a measure of sexual victimization that includes incident reports.
College, Harassment, Prevalence, Stalking