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|Title: ||Assessment of Sexual Coercion Among Addis Ababa University Female Students|
|Authors: ||Seblework, Tadesse|
|Advisors: ||Dr Ahmed Ali|
Dr. Negussie Deyessa
Harassment and Adolescents
|Copyright: ||2004 |
|Date Added: ||8-May-2008 |
|Publisher: ||Addis Ababa University|
|Abstract: ||Cross-sectional institution based survey using self-administered anonymous questionnaire
and Focus group discussion, was conducted among female students of Addis Ababa
University to determine the magnitude, immediate consequences and socio demographic
correlates of sexual coercions. A total of 612 female students were involved in the study.
The quantitative study revealed that the prevalence of lifetime completed and attempted rape
was 12.7 %( 95%CI, 10.06, 15.33) and 27.5% (95%CI, 3.96, 31.3) respectively. Sexual
harassment in lifetime and 12 month period was reported in 58% and 41.8% of students,
Rape was significantly associated for those students, who have boyfriends, and from
divorced family as a risk factor, and for those living with both parents before joining
university and money sent as needed with near by living families as a protective factor.
Promise by friends, physical force and alcohol use were also contributing to the offence.
Unwanted pregnancy, abortion and psychological disturbances were the immediate reported
consequences of rape victims, which signify the role of rape in these health problems. After
their victimization 93.6% of the victims didn't share the event with anybody. Victims
reported about the perpetuator that 93.6% was a person known by them.
The findings of this study indicate that female adolescents even in higher educational level
are at higher risk of sexual coercion and its consequences. It is recommended that sexual
coercion needs attention and action from concerned bodies, education for students on how to
challenge gender norms and to create new models of healthy relationship, for the victim
preparation of rape crisis center in health institution with standardized treatments for STDs,
raising the awareness of policy making bodies in order to implement the existing punishment
on the abusers and encouraging victims to report for legal bodies.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to The School of graduate studies Addis Ababa University
In partial fulfillment of the requirements of The Degree of Masters of Public Health|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Public Health|
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