Adolescents' experiences of street harassment: creating a typology and assessing the emotional impact

Betts, L.R. ORCID: 0000-0002-6147-8089, Harding, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-2328-0784, Peart, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9498-0104, Sjölin, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-5781-3801, Wright, D. ORCID: 0000-0003-2300-5915 and Newbold, K., 2019. Adolescents' experiences of street harassment: creating a typology and assessing the emotional impact. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 11 (1), pp. 38-46. ISSN 1759-6599

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Purpose: Research examining young people's experiences of harassment has tended to focus on the school and digital environment. Despite street harassment being identified as a common experience for adult women, very few studies have explored adolescents' experiences of street harassment.

Methodology: A person centred analytical approach, based on experienced reporting, was used to create a typology of street harassment. Reports of street harassment were received from 118 (68 female, 43 male, 7 no gender reported) 11- to 15-year-olds over a 6 to 8 week period.

Findings: Cluster analysis revealed four distinct groups: "predominately verbal", "non-verbal/non-direct", "other incident", and "all forms". Young women and those in the "all forms" group reported experiencing greater negative emotions following the episode of street harassment. Young men were equally as likely as young women to report experiencing street harassment.

Value: The findings uniquely highlight that adolescents experience distinct types of street harassment and some of which are associated with negative emotions.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Street harassment typology [running head]
Publication Title: Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
Creators: Betts, L.R., Harding, R., Peart, S., Sjölin, C., Wright, D. and Newbold, K.
Publisher: Pier Professional Ltd.
Date: February 2019
Volume: 11
Number: 1
ISSN: 1759-6599
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Schools > School of Education
Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 13 Feb 2018 11:36
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 14:04

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