Peer Sexual Harassment Among High School Students: A Common and Complex Problem

Peer Sexual Harassment Among High School Students:
A Common and Complex Problem

livingston.jpgJennifer A. Livingston, Ph.D. (bio)
Senior Research Scientist | University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions

September 20, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
120 Clemens Hall | UB North Campus
Buffalo, NY

Peer sexual harassment is a form of peer victimization that is all too common among middle and high school adolescents. Adolescent girls are particularly likely to experience sexual harassment from peers and to suffer adverse consequences as a result. In spite of its pervasiveness, little is known about the contexts in which sexual harassment occurs, how adolescent girls interpret and define it, and its impact on their lives.

In this colloquium, Dr. Livingston will present the results of a pilot study designed to explore adolescent girls' perceptions of peer sexual harassment. The study involved conducting a series of focus group interviews with adolescent girls, ages 14-17 years, to explore their perceptions of cross-gendered peer sexual harassment and to identify the context in which it occurs.

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September 20, 2012


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