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Associative Journal of Health Sciences

What is the Impact of Sexual Harassment on the Wellbeing Tertiary Institution Students?

  • Open or CloseMatsayi Lucy Aji*

    Department of Guidance and Counseling, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Matsayi Lucy Aji, Department of Guidance and Counseling, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Nigeria

Submission: March 15, 2023;Published: April 06, 2023


Sexual harassment can have a significant negative impact on the wellbeing of tertiary institution students. Some of the potential consequences among others are mental health. Sexual harassment can lead to a decline in mental health, causing anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD. Physical health, sexual harassment can also affect physical health, leading to physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach pain, and muscle tension. Sexual harassment can also affect academic performance, causing students to miss classes, fall behind in coursework, and even drop out of school altogether. Sexual harassment can cause students to isolate themselves from their friends and family, leading to strained relationships. Sexual harassment can also impact a student’s future career prospects. It can lead to decreased confidence, decreased job satisfaction, and fewer job opportunities. It can also impact their ability to form professional relationships and networks. Overall, sexual harassment can have significant negative impacts on the wellbeing of tertiary institution students. It is important for institutions to have policies in place to prevent sexual harassment and provide support for those who have experienced it. It is also important to take sexual harassment seriously and to seek support if you or someone you know has experienced it. There are resources available, such as mental health professionals like counselors, psychologist and organizations that provide support for survivors of sexual harassment. It is essential to prioritize mental health and seek help if necessary.

Keywords:Impact of Sexual Harassment; Wellbeing; Tertiary Institution students

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