Valley Trauma Center

Research Opportunity for Survivors of Unwanted Sexual Experiences

May 12, 2020

California State University-Northridge is conducting research with survivors of an unwanted sexual experience whose work or employment was (directly or indirectly) affected by the experience. This research will be used to better understand if and why an individual may tell someone at their place of employment about an unwanted sexual experience, and how this disclosure may affect their feelings about their workplace. Participating in this research study will help us to understand how places of employment can better support their employees who have had these types of experiences.

If you have had an unwanted sexual experience since the age of 18, and are 18 years of age or older, we want to hear about your experience and your decision to disclose (or not) to someone in your workplace. If you told someone at work about this experience, we want to hear about the support you received and how this experience affected your feelings about your workplace. If you did not disclose to anyone in your workplace, we would like to hear about why you decided not to disclose it. To thank you for your time, at the end of the survey you will be offered the opportunity to enter an opportunity drawing to win one of twenty Visa gift cards in the amount of $25.00 each. Support service referrals will also be provided to participants.

Please follow this link to participate in a 30-minute survey

Research participation is anonymous. We will not be collecting any information that can identify you. Feel free to share this post, but remember that you are doing so publically. CSUN IRB Protocol #IRB-FY20-19.

This research is being conducted at California State University-Northridge under the direction of Dr. Katherine Lorenz, Department of Criminology and Justice Studies, 19111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA. Office: 818-677-5192.