Assessment of Sexual Harassment and Associated Factors among Grade 9-12 Female Students at Schools in Ambo District, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 97-100
Received: Jan. 10, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 22, 2015; Published: Feb. 2, 2015
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Ejeta Eshetu, Ambo University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ambo, Ethiopia
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Research question: What is the prevalence of the sexual harassment and various factors influencing it in school? Setting: Secondary and preparatory school of Ambo district. Study Design: Institutional based cross-sectional study design with qualitative study design. Participant: All female students from grade nine to twelve found in Ambo Secondary and Preparatory School (n=414). Methodology: out of 1631 regular female students in the Schools, 414 were selected by stratified sampling technique. Data were collected using structured pre tested questionnaires with Focus group discussion guide and entered into EPI Info then exported to SPSS for analysis. Result: Prevalence of sexual harassment among female students in school through their school life and past twelve months were 147(35.5%) and 138(33.3%), respectively. Having peer relationship problem, parents not living together and had ever chewed khat were statistically significant with last twelve months sexual harassment in school. Therefore, ongoing awareness creation, preventive measure, and law enact are essential.
Keywords
Sexual Harassment, Students in School, Female, Ambo
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Ejeta Eshetu, Assessment of Sexual Harassment and Associated Factors among Grade 9-12 Female Students at Schools in Ambo District, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 97-100. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150301.27
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