Natalia Sophia Bernard, Isabel Eva Neal
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The prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses remains high among undergraduate college students, which begs the question of how well do these students understand its legal definition. This study set out to understand the definitions of sexual assault from a college student perspective. Specifically, the current study aimed to explore if gender differences existed between males and females in how well they understood the legal definition of sexual assault. A cross-sectional survey design employed online was used to inquire about college students' agreement with specific sexual assault definitions. An independent t-test was conducted across all 10 questions. Results show that gender differences existed for all but one question. Implications of this study will be discussed.
Susybel R. Kallsen
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice Studies
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
"Student Knowledge: Definitions of Sexual Assault Across U.S. Universities" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2163.