Jan-Louw Kotzé Presents at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention

Jan-Louw Kotzé

Jan-Louw Kotzé, a doctoral student in Counseling, presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention in San Francisco, California from May 23-26, 2024. 

Kotzé summarizes his research as follows:

“Sexual harassment remains an enduring problem on US college campuses such that about 75% of students in one study reported harassment in the last week. Although risk factors that are proximal to the target of harassment have been well studied, little is known about how distal factors such as state legislature influence risk. In this study, we surveyed 1164 students from 418 universities across the US about their experiences of sexual harassment from the previous seven days. We found that the relationship between the number of types of sexual harassment reported in the previous seven days was unrelated to how progressive the laws and policies are regarding gender, sexual orientation, and race for the state the student was residing in. These results suggest the need for further work to understand how legislative efforts can help or hinder the harassment of students.”


Research Poster




Jan-Louw Kotzé, graduate student in the Stress and Trauma Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.

Composed by Madison Stromberg, communications assistant.

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