Stress Coping Techniques For Female Doctors Encountering Sexual Harassment From Their Patients

  • AO Busari
Keywords: Stress coping, Female doctors, Sexual harassment, Patients


This study examined stress coping techniques of female doctors encountering sexual harassment from their patients. The sample consisted of thirty-five (35) female doctors from the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, Nigeria. The data collected were analyzed using t-test statistic and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The results showed that the commonest form of sexual harassment that female doctors experience is exposure of private part of the body in a sexually suggestive way. It was further revealed that there was no significant difference between Muslim and Christian female doctors encounter with sexual harassment. It was also found that sexual harassment cut across all age groups. The findings of these study indicated that stress coping techniques is an effective method in the reduction of stress posed by sexual harassment on female doctors from their patients.

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