Climate Surveys: An Inventory of Understanding Sexual Assault and Other Crimes of Interpersonal Violence at Institutions of Higher Education

Leila Wood, Caitlin Sulley, Matt Kammer-Kerwick, Diane Follingstad, Noël Busch-Armendariz

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Abstract

Sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, sexual harassment, and stalking are complex crimes and have been a major focus of national attention at institutions of higher education (IHEs). To grasp the extent and nature of these crimes on campuses, institutionally specific climate surveys are being developed and endorsed by the federal government and conducted at IHEs. These climate surveys differ in content and length. This article describes 10 different climate surveys and outlines the variables measured in each tool. Next steps for assessing climate surveys are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1249-1267
Number of pages19
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume23
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • campus climate survey
  • dating violence
  • measurement
  • sexual assault

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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