PERCEPTION OF STUDENTS ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HIGHER INSTITUTIONS

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TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page

Approval page

Dedication

Acknowledgment

Abstract

Table of content

CHAPETR ONE

1.0   INTRODUCTION 

1.1        Background of the study

1.2        Statement of problem

1.3        Objective of the study

1.4        Research Hypotheses

1.5        Significance of the study

1.6        Scope and limitation of the study

1.7       Definition of terms

1.8       Organization of the study

CHAPETR TWO

2.0   LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPETR THREE

3.0        Research methodology

3.1        sources of data collection

3.3        Population of the study

3.4        Sampling and sampling distribution

3.5        Validation of research instrument

3.6        Method of data analysis

 

 

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

4.1 Introductions

4.2 Data analysis

CHAPTER FIVE

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Summary

5.3 Conclusion

5.4 Recommendation

Appendix

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1   Background of the Study

Iheke (2010) defines sexual harassment as any unwelcome conduct, comment gesture or contact of sexual nature. Sexual harassment, negatively affects a woman’s psychological and physical well-being and or lead to negative job or academic environment-related consequences for her. In the educational environment, the phenomena which normally affect girls and women more than boys and men, has a potential to erode the future of many female students who are mostly the victim but do not have access to any counseling or channels for redress.

Prof. Iheke, says that sexual harassment in universities was not limited to Africa. “It is a global issue” the abuse of power. Iheke (2010) further said the interview showed that sexual harassment had become normalized”, within some universities. Male student assumption about “prostitution” among their female peers” diminished women achievements “she said recent findings by the United Nations suggest that sexual exploitation and abuse within schools is widespread.

Some lecturers and students, however, think otherwise and a family life counselor and lecturer Ejli (2009) said his encounter with female students indicate widespread harassment from male lecturer and points out that some students who are faced with academic challenges sometimes approached lecturers for such favors. Some students who were interviewed on radio station from other institution also confirmed that sexual harassment of female students by male lectures was real. As a way of helping to curb the issues, Iheke explains why her outfit undertook seminars and programmes on the various campuses to educate female students on their gender and reproductive right. Unsafe abortion among others, to ascertain the certainty of the claims, the researchers therefore seek to find out the perception of students of ESCET on sexual harassment.

1.2   Statement of Problem

Sexual harassment has become a persuasive issue affecting higher institutions in the country. Many issues affecting higher institutions in the country. Many students who are victims of this harassment were not bold enough to report to the student authorities for fear of being victimized in their examination by the lecturer and therefore most of them suffer in silence. Many female students have been molested and it has become a cankerworm eating up in our tertiary institutions. Sexual harassment has become “normalized” within some many institutions. Male students’ assumption about “prostitution” among their female peers “diminished women’s achievements”. Rapists’ hovers everywhere looking for their prey, some pretends going to night class in the name of reading but that is not the true definition of their actions. Female identity had been destiny, they added and explain that “if female fail” this is seen as evidence of their lack of academic abilities and preparedness of higher education. It has been observed that failure to accept sexual advances leads to good grades. These attitudes have negative influence in education. The perceptions of students are hereby sought.

1.3   Objective of the Study

The purpose of this research work includes the following: Generally the researcher seeks to:

  1. To identify the causes of sexual harassment of students in higher institution specifically ESCET.
  2. To identify the danger of sexual harassment in higher institution in Enugu State College of Education Technical.
  3. To identify the strategies in which government have employ to curb sexual harassment of students in higher institution.

1.4   Research Hypotheses

H0: Sexual harassment does not psychological effect on the female students in high institutions.

H1: Sexual harassment has psychological effects on the female students in high institutions.

H20: Sexual harassment is not perceived as violation of human rights by students of high institutions.

H21: Sexual harassment is perceived as a violation of human rights by the students of high institutions.

1.5   Research Questions

The study was guided by the following research questions:

What are the causes of sexual harassment in higher institution in ESCET?

What are the dangers of sexual harassment in higher institution in Enugu State College of Education (Technical)?

What are the strategies in which government have employ to curb sexual harassment in higher institution in ESCET?

1.6   Significance of the Study

The finding from this research work will enlighten both the students, lecturers and government to adopt a zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment in Enugu State College of Education Technical (ESCET) and the entire society of large to see the need to curb sexual harassment.

Students should always dress sense at all time that their body will be covered. They should also visit the office of male lectures at the appropriate time to avoid sexual harassment and they should know their right. Lecturers should not allow students in their offices at old time and be straight forward in grade giving. The controlling of oneself is another thing people should adopt so that in the case of one’s exposure especially female student, they will be able to hold themselves because not everything the eye see it will taste. Government is the key to every beginning. They are the people that make law and enforce it to the citizens. When they make law abiding sexual harassment especially to institutions, and the society at large and give a sound punishment. I believe that sexual harassment will be curbed.

1.7   Scope of the Study

The scope of this study is to examine, the perception of sexual harassment of students in higher institution in Enugu College of Education (Technical) and other campuses at large.

1.8   Definition of terms

  • Perception: The ability to perceive, or the act of perceiving.
  • Humiliation: Case to feel ashamed or stupid
  • Curb: A check or restraint
  • Rape: (of a man) force someone to have sex with him against their will.
  • Molest: Prefer or harass or sexual assault.
  • Sexual harassment: This is an unwelcome conduct, comment gesture or contact of sexual nature, whether or a one time basis or a series of incidents that might cause offence. Limitation, awareness or embarrassment, or that might reasonably be conceived as a condition of sexual nature.

 1.9   Organization of the study

The study is divided into five chapters. Chapter one deals with the study’s introduction and gives a background to the study. Chapter two reviews related and relevant literature. The chapter three gives the research methodology while the chapter four gives the study’s analysis and interpretation of data. The study concludes with chapter five which deals on the summary, conclusion and recommendation.

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