Event Title

Contextual Factors and Reported Sexual Violence among Students of Primary Schools in Drenas

Presenter Information

Vahide Morina
Aliriza Arënliu

Session

Psychology

Description

Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the area of education, which interferes with the daily learning process, threatens the safety of students and may also affect their physical and mental health. This research aimed to identify the impact of the school climate on the emergence of sexual violence in schools, how this form of violence is spread alongside gender and age differencies, as well as to see its impact on the overall psychological well-being of students. To test the hypotheses, we randomly have selected a sample of 607 students from the municipality of Drenas, where 55.2% were male and 44.8% were females. The participating students were from the sixth to the ninth grades. The results obtained support the hypotheses raised, significant differences have been reported in age-related violence, whereby the presence of sexual harassment is increased with age, also a significant correlation of sexual harassment and gjeneral psychological well-being has been found. It has been found that the school climate affects the level of sexual harassment, high climate results in low levels of presence of the sexual violence. And despite the high expectations that girls are going to report higher levels of sexual violence, the research results show the opposite, that are boys among whom sexual violence is present at a significantly higher level.There are given some recommendations on the identification, awareness raising and prevention of sexual harassment.

Keywords:

Sexual harassment, contextual factors, forms of sexual harassment, psychological well-being, gender differences, school climate

Session Chair

Vjollca Pllana Shahini

Session Co-Chair

Elmedina Çesko

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 10:30 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.413

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Contextual Factors and Reported Sexual Violence among Students of Primary Schools in Drenas

Pristina, Kosovo

Sexual harassment is a serious problem in the area of education, which interferes with the daily learning process, threatens the safety of students and may also affect their physical and mental health. This research aimed to identify the impact of the school climate on the emergence of sexual violence in schools, how this form of violence is spread alongside gender and age differencies, as well as to see its impact on the overall psychological well-being of students. To test the hypotheses, we randomly have selected a sample of 607 students from the municipality of Drenas, where 55.2% were male and 44.8% were females. The participating students were from the sixth to the ninth grades. The results obtained support the hypotheses raised, significant differences have been reported in age-related violence, whereby the presence of sexual harassment is increased with age, also a significant correlation of sexual harassment and gjeneral psychological well-being has been found. It has been found that the school climate affects the level of sexual harassment, high climate results in low levels of presence of the sexual violence. And despite the high expectations that girls are going to report higher levels of sexual violence, the research results show the opposite, that are boys among whom sexual violence is present at a significantly higher level.There are given some recommendations on the identification, awareness raising and prevention of sexual harassment.