Sexual Harassment, Bullying, and School Outcomes for High School Girls and Boys
Journal of Violence Against Women
sexual harassment, bullying, gender differences, school outcomes
A comparison of the impact of bullying and sexual harassment on five school outcomes was conducted on a sample of high school students. Results revealed that sexual harassment was a stronger predictor than bullying of all school outcomes for both sexes, but especially for girls. This study suggests that sexual harassment, which activates sexist and heterosexist stereotypes, erodes school engagement, alienates students from teachers, and adversely affects academic achievement, to a greater degree than bullying does.
Gruber, J.E., & Fineran, S., (2016). Sexual Harassment, Bullying, and School Outcomes for High School Girls and Boys. Journal of Violence Against Women, 22, 1, 568-583.