International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part G (2016)
Problem of sexual harassment experienced by post graduate girl students
Dr. K Kavitha Maheswari and S Nidharshana
This descriptive study attempted to describe the post graduate girl students’ experience of sexual harassment, type and nature of harassment, the respondents’ feelings and reactions towards sexual harassment and their awareness about the problem. The universes of the study are the post graduate girl students in Tiruchirappalli. A total of 50 respondents were selected from the universe by using convenient sampling technique. The researcher used self-prepared Interview questionnaire to collect the required data from the respondents. From this study it is clear that all the respondents have experienced sexual harassment and that too in almost all the public places. Though the victims of harassment reacts on the harassers, they opined that the general public awareness on sexual harassment and the sources of proper supportive services, its accessibility and availability need to be improved so as to meet the urgency and to help the victims. Though the supportive services already exist, its reach should be improved. The social stigma and the ignorance attached with sexual harassment must addressed properly by the way of proper education on the issue and how to face the problem situation is what the need of the hour. It is good to start addressing this issue from school level itself will be of greater use.
How to cite this article:
Dr. K Kavitha Maheswari and S Nidharshana. Problem of sexual harassment experienced by post graduate girl students. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(7): 458-462.