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

J Imonikhe
P Idogho
O Aluede


The study examined how teachers and students of tertiary institutions
perceived sexual harassment. The design of the study was descriptive
(survey) research. The sample of the study consisted of two hundred lecturers
and 200 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’

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