This research work was designed to examine and analyze sexual
harassment among female students in the College of Education, Ekiadolor-Benin.
Four (4) research questions were formulated and questionnaires were
administered to one hundred (100) respondents in order to gather data for the
research. Results of the research showed that most female students of the College
of Education usually experience sexual harassment from the lecturers. Finally
some recommendations were made by the researcher.
Background of the study
Objective of the study
Significance of the study
Limitation of the study
Scope of the study
Definition of terms
Review of related literature
Research design and methodology
Population of the study
Instrument for data collection
Validation of data collection
Method of data collection
Method of data analysis
Presentation and discussion of result
Summary of findings, conclusion and recommendation
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
harassment is a serious problem for all student at all educational levels.
Students in elementary and secondary schools as well as vocational schools,
apprenticeship programmes, colleges and universities can be victims of sexual
harassment. This problem is more common than you might think because many
students are scared or too embarrassed to report sexual harassment.
can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours and other
verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment also
include intimidation, bullying or coercion of a sexual nature or the unwelcome
or inappropriate promises of rewards in exchange for sexual favours. In most
modern legal contexts, sexual harassment is illegal. Harassment does not have
to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a
person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive
comments about women in general. Both victims and the harasser can either be a
woman or a man, and the victim and the harasser can also be of the same se.
although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated
incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so
frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or
when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victims being
fired or demoted).
harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a
coworker or someone who is not an employee of the employer such as client or
customer. It includes a range of bahaviour from seemingly mind (dubious
discuss) transgressions and annoyances to actual sexual abuse or sexual
assault. Sexual harassment is a form of illegal employment discrimination in
many countries and is a form of abuse (sexual and psychological) and bullying
for many businesses and other organization, preventing sexual harassment and
defending employees from sexual harassment charges, have become key goals of
sexual harassment can vary depending on the individual, and severity and
duration of the harassment, often, sexual harassment incidents fall into the
category of the “merely annoying”. However, many situations can and do have
life altering effects particularly when they involve severe/chronic abuses and
or retaliation against a victim who complains about it openly. Indeed
psychologists and social workers report that severe/chronic sexual harassment
can have the same psychological effects as rape or sexual assault. (Koss,
1987). For example in 1995, Judith Coflin committed suicide after chronic
sexual harassment by her boss and co-workers.
every year, sexual harassment cost hundreds of millions of dollars is lost
educationally and professionally, mostly for girls and women (Boland, 2002).
However, the quantity of men implied in these conflicts is significant. Sexual
harassment has reduced many students ability to participate in extracurricular
activities or attend classes.
STATEMENT OF THE
harassment still exists in College of Education, Ekiadolor-Benin. It is also
highlighted by the fact that in 2010, a computer science lecturer of the
College was demoted from a higher office after he was accused of sexually
harassing female students of the Department.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
this background a study on which this research is based, was embarked upon in
order to fully examine sexual harassment prevalence among female students in
College of Education, Ekiadolor-Benin. Specifically, the study had the
1. To analyze the extent to which staff
and students of College of Education, Ekiadolor-Benin defines and understands
2. To identify and examine the most
valuable group in relation to cases of sexual harassment.
3. To critically analyze the divergence of
views in relation to sexual harassment cases.
4. To identify and assess the
institutional measures taken to avoid or curb sexual harassment.
5. To identify and examine the effects
sexual harassment on female students of the College of Education,
is out to answer some of the following questions;
1. What is the nature and forms of sexual
harassment in the College?
2. What are student’s views on the rate of
sexual harassment in the College?
3. Are students satisfied with the
measures taken by the College management to curb sexual harassment?
4. Are female students more sexually
harassed than male students in the College?
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
importance of this study is that it helps to call for urgent research into the
prevalence, and effect of sexual harassment on the classroom interaction and
performance of female students in tertiary institutions of learning.
It is also
hoped that this study will assist the College management in making decision
management in making decision and mapping out strategic policies towards
cracking the ugly trend of sexual harassment among female students in the
DELIMITATION OF THE STUDY
is done within the premises of College of Education, Ekiadolor-Benin. This
study is also limited to the investigation of sexual harassment among female
students of the College. The findings of this study is limited to the College
of Education, Ekiadolor-Benin.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Connected with the physical activity of sex.
Harass: To annoy or worry someone by putting pressure on them or
saying or doing unpleasant things to them.
act of existing or becoming very common at a particular time r in a particular
action of making somebody do something that they do no want to do.
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