2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Sexual Assault Parameters and Prevention: Are We All On the Same Page?
Natalia C. Albanese
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

This project explores differences in perception of the qualifiers for sexual assault and sees how effective college students feel the efforts made by their institution to prevent sexual assault were. The research was conducted at Truman State University in the fall of 2014 in the form of a survey with 137 respondents. Many demographics tested did not show statistical significance, but the results showed that first year students felt the most prepared to handle a sexual assault and seemed more confident in their responses when deciding the parameters of what qualifies as sexual assault. Comparatively, most female upperclassmen felt the least prepared and the least informed. An astounding number of students said they did not remember, or were not provided with information about how to report a sexual assault. The information gathered from this study can be used to implement effective sexual assault prevention programming.

Keywords: Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault Prevention, Rape, Student Conduct Code

Topic(s):Sociology
Women's and Gender Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 305-4
Location: MG 2050
Time: 1:45

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