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Behav. Sci. 2018, 8(11), 106; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs8110106

Title IX Mandated Reporting: The Views of University Employees and Students

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Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
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Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
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Department of Psychology University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
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Received: 20 October 2018 / Revised: 14 November 2018 / Accepted: 16 November 2018 / Published: 20 November 2018
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Abstract

Per Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, many university employees are mandated reporters of sexual assault. University employees (N = 174) and students (N = 783) completed an online survey assessing knowledge and opinions of this reporting requirement. University employees and students generally reported being quite knowledgeable of reporting requirements. Most university employees indicated they would report an incident disclosed by a student, but students were fairly ambivalent about whether they would disclose to faculty members. Nearly one in five students (17.2%) indicated that Title IX reporting requirements decreased their disclosure likelihood. These findings suggest that mandated reporting policies, as well as how they are presented to students and faculty, should be examined in order to increase compliance and facilitate disclosure. View Full-Text
Keywords: Title IX; sexual assault; disclosure; reporting Title IX; sexual assault; disclosure; reporting
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Newins, A.R.; Bernstein, E.; Peterson, R.; Waldron, J.C.; White, S.W. Title IX Mandated Reporting: The Views of University Employees and Students. Behav. Sci. 2018, 8, 106.

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