Assistant to the Director, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Q: Within the last 12 months: Were you sexually touched without your consent?
Within the last 12 months: Were you a victim of stalking (e.g., waiting for you outside your classroom, residence hall, or office: repeated emails/phone calls)?
of males reported that there was no instances of stalking out of a frequency of 194
Of women presented no such instances out of a frequency of 322
women out of 20 reported instances of stalking
men out of 3 faced instance of stalking
This data shows that men just as well as women face several forms of stalking
Of the men that were in this sample reported that they had no relationship that was physically abusive. The frequency was of 195.
It can be seen that even though the sample sizes are different, it can be seen that women are most likely to experience an intimate relationship that is physically abusive compared to men. It brings into light the vast differences that come into place in relationships in the eyes of men and women.
Women on the other hand reported that they have had an intimate relationship that was physically abusive with a frequency of 8.
Within the last 12 months: have you been in an intimate (coupled/partnered) relationship that was: Physically abusive? (e.g., kicked, slapped, punched)
Were you sexually penetrated (vaginal, anal, oral) without your consent?
Within the last 12 months:
Within the last 12 months: Was sexual penetration attempted ( vaginal, anal, oral) without your consent?
Within the last 12 months, have you been in an intimate (couple/partnered) relationship that was: Emotionally abusive?
No: 290 Yes: 38
Have you received information on the following topics from your college or university? Sexual assault/Relationship violence prevention
IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL SUPPORT
Social support is a significant and protective factor against difficulties such as violence.
According to Barrera, "Perceived social support is a “cognitive appraisal of being reliably connected to others” (Barrera, 1986, p. 416).
Social support shields the harmful effects connected with psychological violence and ease damaging results.
Social support may also improve the victim’s sense of self-worth encourage confidence.
Social support helps victims validate their feelings and make sense of what has occurred. It also helps them realize that other people have gone through similar situations.
Under these conditions of support, abuse-related stress may be faced as less life-threatening.
Barrera M.Jr. (1986). Distinctions between social support concepts, measures, and models. American Journal of Community Psychology, 14, 413-446.