Relationship Between Sexual Harassment And Psychological Adjustment Of Undergraduates Of Enugu State University Of Science And Technology Enugu Nigeria

Joachim C. Omeje, Festus Ugwu


The study sought to find out the relationship between sexual harassment and psychological adjustment of undergraduates of Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu Nigeria. Three research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. The subject of the study was 614 undergraduates composed using a screening instrument adopted from American Association of university women sexual harassment scale 1993. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire developed by the researchers titled sexual harassment and psychological Adjustment questionnaire (SHPAQ). In analyzing the data, both descriptive and inferential statistics were used. Results showed that undergraduates experienced moderate level of sexual harassment with a low level of psychological adjustment. Also, the result showed that sexual harassment relates negatively with psychological adjustment of undergraduates. Based on the findings recommendations were made.

Key words: sexual, Harassment, psychological, Adjustment.

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