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Sexual violence against female university students in Ethiopia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC International Health and Human Rights, July 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (76th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (65th percentile)

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1 news outlet

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53 Mendeley
Title
Sexual violence against female university students in Ethiopia
Published in
BMC International Health and Human Rights, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12914-017-0127-1
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Authors

Yohannes Mehretie Adinew, Mihiret Abreham Hagos

Abstract

Though many women are suffering the consequences of sexual violence, only few victims speak out as it is sensitive and prone to stigma. This lack of data made it difficult to get full picture of the problem and design proper interventions. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and factors associated with sexual violence among female students of Wolaita Sodo University, south Ethiopia. Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted among 462 regular female Wolaita Sodo University students on April 7/2015. Participants were selected by simple random sampling. Data were collected by self-administered questionnaire. Data entry and analysis was done by EPI info and SPSS statistical packages respectively. Descriptive statistics were done. Moreover, bivariate and multivariate analyses were also carried out to identify predictors of sexual violence. The age of respondents ranged from 18 to 26 years. Lifetime sexual violence was found to be 45.4%. However, 36.1% and 24.4% of respondents reported experiencing sexual violence since entering university and in the current academic year respectively. Life time sexual violence was positively associated with witnessing inter-parental violence as a child, rural childhood residence, having regular boyfriend, alcohol consumption and having friends who drink regularly; while it was negatively associated with discussing sexual issues with parents. Sexual violence is a common phenomenon among the students. More detailed research has to be conducted to develop prevention and intervention strategies.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 53 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 53 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 19 36%
Student > Master 12 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Lecturer 4 8%
Researcher 4 8%
Other 10 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 25 47%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 13%
Social Sciences 6 11%
Psychology 4 8%
Other 3 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 May 2018.
All research outputs
#2,056,303
of 12,961,138 outputs
Outputs from BMC International Health and Human Rights
#112
of 348 outputs
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#71,086
of 312,596 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC International Health and Human Rights
#9
of 26 outputs
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