Adolescent women (N=1,025) in grades 7 through 12 in a stratified random sample of Alberta high schools completed measures of emotional problems and suicidal behavior in the past six months, and of frequency and type of sexual assault (including sexual harassment) experienced in school.
It was found that 23% had experienced at least one event of assault (sexual touching, sexual threats or remarks, or an incident of indecent exposure) ; 4% had « often » experienced one or more of these assaults or harassments.
Those experiencing a high number of sexual assaults or harassments were significantly more likely to have clinical profiles on the measures of emotional disorder ; 15% of 38 women experiencing frequent, unwanted sexual touching had « often » made suicidal gestures or attempts in the previous six months, compared with 2% of 824 women with no experience of sexual assault.
Mots-clés Pascal : Harcèlement sexuel, Abus sexuel, Victimologie, Milieu scolaire, Environnement social, Tentative suicide, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual harassment, Sexual abuse, Victimology, School environment, Social environment, Suicide attempt, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Canada, North America, America, Adolescent, Human, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0338108
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 12/09/1997.