What is it about?

This study looks at the relationship between multiple interpersonal violence victimisation experiences among university students and how such experiences affect their physical and mental health, unhealthy behaviours, and academic performance.

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Why is it important?

Universities need to know the details of interpersonal victimisation that occurs on their campuses, as these experiences affect the health and well-being of all students. Without a clear understanding of the multiple types and the multiple consequences of victimisation, student services cannot be fully responsive to student needs. It is only by fully understanding the student victimisation experience that universities can continue to make the campus a safe setting for learning and skill development.


Conducting this study was very sobering. We do not like to think about these various forms of victimisation happening on our own campuses, but they indeed do and must be addressed.

Dr. Michelle R. Kaufman
Johns Hopkins University

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This page is a summary of: Health and academic consequences of sexual victimisation experiences among students in a university setting, Psychology and Sexuality, November 2018, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/19419899.2018.1552184.
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