The goal of this research was to document the frequency of street harassment and examine the associations among street harassment experiences, negative psychological outcomes, and changes in behavioural habits. A sample of students and workers at an Italian university was surveyed (N = 2,764). Findings indicated that exposure to street harassment had negative psychological effects regardless of whether people labelled their experiences as harassment or not. Furthermore, analyses demonstrated that negative outcomes deriving from street harassment mediated the relationship between harassing behaviours experienced by respondents and the probability that they changed their daily routine. Crucially, all the tested models remained significant by controlling for participants’ gender, age, and role. Research and practical implications were discussed.

Valtorta, R., Sparascio, C., Cornelli, R., Volpato, C. (2022). Street harassment and its negative psychological outcomes in an Italian university population. PSICOLOGIA SOCIALE, 17(2), 245-276 [10.1482/104812].

Street harassment and its negative psychological outcomes in an Italian university population

Roberta Rosa Valtorta
Co-primo
;
Chiara Sparascio
Co-primo
;
Roberto Cornelli;Chiara Volpato
2022

Abstract

The goal of this research was to document the frequency of street harassment and examine the associations among street harassment experiences, negative psychological outcomes, and changes in behavioural habits. A sample of students and workers at an Italian university was surveyed (N = 2,764). Findings indicated that exposure to street harassment had negative psychological effects regardless of whether people labelled their experiences as harassment or not. Furthermore, analyses demonstrated that negative outcomes deriving from street harassment mediated the relationship between harassing behaviours experienced by respondents and the probability that they changed their daily routine. Crucially, all the tested models remained significant by controlling for participants’ gender, age, and role. Research and practical implications were discussed.
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Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
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street harassment, psychological outcomes, behavioural habits, university sample
English
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Valtorta, R., Sparascio, C., Cornelli, R., Volpato, C. (2022). Street harassment and its negative psychological outcomes in an Italian university population. PSICOLOGIA SOCIALE, 17(2), 245-276 [10.1482/104812].
Valtorta, R; Sparascio, C; Cornelli, R; Volpato, C
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