Sexual violence victimization among community college students.

Academic Article


  • Objective: To assess the prevalence of sexual violence victimization among a community college student population. Participants: In March 2017, students (800) from seven community colleges in a northeastern state participated in an online campus climate survey using the ARC3 Survey Instrument. Methods: We analyze demographic differences between participants who were victimized and those who were not, and we examine the relationship between participant victimization and well-being. Results: Participants who identified as female, younger than 26, not heterosexual, or a race other than Caucasian were significantly more likely to report victimization. Participants who reported victimization were significantly more likely to score negatively on well-being scales than those who did not. Conclusions: Sexual violence prevalence rates among community college students are similar to reported prevalence rates among traditional 4-year undergraduate students. Results suggest a need for increased research on sexual violence among the understudied community college student population.
  • Authors

  • Howard, Rebecca M
  • Potter, Sharyn
  • Guedj, Céline E
  • Moynihan, Mary M
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • October 2019
  • Published In


  • ARC3 climate survey
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Bullying
  • Community college
  • Crime Victims
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • New England
  • Prevalence
  • Sex Factors
  • Sex Offenses
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Students
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Universities
  • Young Adult
  • campus climate survey
  • college health
  • sexual assault
  • sexual violence
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 30257142
  • Start Page

  • 674
  • End Page

  • 687
  • Volume

  • 67
  • Issue

  • 7