AAUW Sexual Harassment Survey

School-related times include when you are on your way to or home from school; when you are on school grounds‚ including before‚ during‚ or after school hours; and when you’re on a school trip.
Questions 1 and 6: Never‚ 1-2 times‚ 3-5 times‚ 6+ times‚ Not Sure
a. Made sexual comments‚ jokes‚ gestures‚ or looks.
b. Showed‚ gave‚ or left you sexual pictures‚ photographs‚ illustrations‚ messages‚ or notes.
c. Wrote sexual messages/graffiti about you on bathroom walls‚ in locker rooms‚ etc.
d. Spread sexual rumors about you.
e. Said you were gay or lesbian.
f. Spied on you as you dressed or showered at school.
g. Flashed or “mooned” you.
h. Touched‚ grabbed‚ or pinched you in a sexual way.
i. Pulled at your clothing in a sexual way.
j. Intentionally brushed against you in a sexual way.
k. Pulled your clothing off or down.
l. Blocked your way or cornered you in a sexual way.
m. Forced you to kiss him/her.
n. Forced you to do something sexual‚ other than kissing.
If you have answered NEVER to ALL the above listed behaviors in question 1‚ go to QUESTION 6.
2. This question refers to the types of behaviors listed in Question 1 that you have experienced during school-related times during the last year. Were these behaviors done to you by … (se‎lect all that apply)
a. One person (a male). YES‚ NO
b. One person (a female). YES‚ NO
c. More than one person (all male). YES‚ NO
d. More than one person (all female). YES‚ NO
e. More than one person (both male and female). YES‚ NO
3. This question refers to the types of behaviors listed in Question 1 that you have experienced during school-related times during the last year. Were these behaviors done to you by … (se‎lect all that apply)
a. A student. YES‚ NO
b. A former student. YES‚ NO
c. A teacher. YES‚ NO
d. A teacher’s aide. YES‚ NO
e. A principal. YES‚ NO
f. A counselor. YES‚ NO
g. A coach. YES‚ NO
h. A substitute teacher. YES‚ NO
i. A bus driver. YES‚ NO
j. Another school employee. YES‚ NO
k. Someone else. YES‚ NO
4. This question refers to the types of behaviors listed in Question 1that you have experienced during school-related times during the last year. Were these behaviors done to you … (se‎lect all that apply)
a. In a classroom. YES‚ NO
b. In the hall. YES‚ NO
c. In the gym or playing field. YES‚ NO
d. In the cafeteria. YES‚ NO
e. In the locker room area. YES‚ NO
f. In the bathroom. YES‚ NO
g. In the parking lot. YES‚ NO
h. Outside the school (on school grounds) other than the parking lot. YES‚ NO
i. On school transportation on the way to school or on the way home. YES‚ NO
j. At a school-sponsored trip. YES‚ NO
5. This question refers to the types of behaviors listed in Question 1 that you have experienced during school-related times during the last year. Which of the following best describes how you felt right after these behaviors were committed? … (se‎lect only ONE)
a. I was very upset
b. I was somewhat upset
c. I wasn’t very upset
d. I wasn’t at all upset
e. Not sure
6. During the last year‚ how often‚ if at all‚ have YOU done the following things to someone (this includes students‚ teachers‚ other school employees‚ or anyone else) during school-related times when that person did not want you to?
Again‚ school-related times include when you are on your way to or home from school‚ when you are on school grounds‚ including before‚ during‚ or after school hours‚ and when you’re on a school trip.
a. Made sexual comments‚ jokes‚ gestures‚ or looks.
b. Showed‚ gave‚ or left someone sexual pictures‚ photographs‚ illustrations‚ messages‚ or notes.
c. Wrote sexual messages/graffiti about someone on bathroom walls‚ in locker rooms‚ etc.
d. Spread sexual rumors about someone.
e. Said someone was gay or lesbian.
f. Spied on someone as they dressed or showered at school.
g. Flashed or “mooned” someone.
h. Touched‚ grabbed‚ or pinched someone in a sexual way.
i. Pulled at someone’s clothing in a sexual way.
j. Intentionally brushed against someone in a sexual way.
k. Pulled someone’s clothing off or down.
l. Blocked someone’s way or cornered someone in a sexual way.
m. Forced someone to kiss you.
n. Forced someone to do something sexual‚ other than kissing.
7. During school-related times in the past year‚ have you ever directed these types of behaviors listed in Question 6 towards…
a. A student the same sex as you. YES‚ NO
b. A student who is the other sex. YES‚ NO
c. A teacher or other school employee the same sex as you. YES‚ NO
d. A teacher or other school employee who is the other sex. YES‚ NO
8. A list of reasons why people say they have done the types of behaviors in Question 6 to others follows. Do the following reasons describe why you did these towards someone in the past year during school-related times?
a. It’s just part of school life; a lot of people do it; it’s no big deal. YES‚ NO
b. I wanted that person to think I had some sort of power over them. YES‚ NO
c. I wanted something from that person. YES‚ NO
d. My friends encouraged me / “pushed” me into doing it. YES‚ NO
e. I thought the person liked it. YES‚ NO
f. I wanted a date with the person. YES‚ NO
 
  • Bullying
  • Victim
 
This instrument can be found on pages 40-43 of Measuring Bullying Victimization‚ Perpetration‚ and Bystander Experiences:A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullycompendiumbk-a.pdf
 
Questions 1 and 6: Never=0‚ 1-2 times=1‚ 3-5 times=2‚ 6+ times=3‚ Not Sure
Questions 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 7‚ and 8: Yes = 1 No = 0
 
American Association of University Women (2001). Hostile hallways: The AAUW Survey of Sexual Harassment in America’s Schools. Washington‚ DC.
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