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NAVARRO-GUZMAN, Capilla; FERRER-PEREZ, Victoria Aurora  and  BOSCH-FIOL, Esperanza. Sexual Harassment in the University: Analysis of a Measurement Scale. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.2, pp.371-381. ISSN 1657-9267.

The aim of this paper is to analyze the characteristics of the Scale of sexual harassment and social interaction of sexual content at the University, a questionnaire of 38 items that was administered to 1693 people (1521 students and 172 staff members) of a Spanish university. The results indicate that the questionnaire used consists of four factors explaining 61.81% of the total variance and evaluate sexual blackmail behaviors (Scale 1), sexual harassment verbal component (Scale 2) and physical (Scale 3) and social interaction of sexual content (Scale 4) in academia with a favourable reliability data (a between 0.962 and 0.775). Based on the results is recommended the use of the scale in future research on the subject.

Keywords : sexual harassment; scale; violence against women; university.

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