Under Title IX and the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter, universities were reminded of their obligation to educate, prevent, and respond to sexual assaults and other forms of gender-based violence. The current study used a survey packet including a Rape Myth Acceptance scale, questions about related education, and a scale rating participants’ level of confidence on seven vignettes. The sample indicated participants were more likely to recognize whether consent was given than they were to recognize whether the vignette met legal standards for sexual assault. The results can provide universities with information to better individualize their sexual assault prevention efforts.
Terry, April N.; Orchard, Mackenzie Esq.; and Aranda-Hughes, Vivian
"Vignettes Expose Undergraduates’ Perceptions of Consent and Sexual Assault: Implications for Sexual Assault Education,"
Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research: Vol. 6, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/aljsr/vol6/iss1/6