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International Social Work


teen violence, sexual harassment, social problems, sexual ethics, USM


In this comparison study of peer sexual harassment and peer violence in South African and US schools, the roles of gender and power in the experience, perpetration, and reaction to peer sexual harassment, physical violence and sexual violence are described for 208 South African students and 224 US students age 16-18.


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A version of this paper was presented at the 6th International Family Violence Research Conference, Durham, New Hampshire, July 1999