The Development and Evaluation of an Intersectional Sexual Violence College Curriculum Open Access

Hong, Jocelyn (2017)

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The present pilot program evaluation sought to determine whether there was a change in pretest and posttest scores for participants of SAPA 201 as well as to determine what aspects of the SAPA 201 curriculum needed to be improved or altered. It was hypothesized that there would be an increase in posttest versus pretest scores for confidence levels related to participants' abilities, skills, and knowledge of content related to sexual violence, racism, intersectionality, 1800s-1960s: Legal and Political History, 1960s-Present: Legal and Political History, or Allyship. It was also hypothesized that there would be a greater change in pretest and posttest scores for participants who had not been SAPA 101 trained prior to SAPA 201 training in comparison to those who had been SAPA 101 trained prior to SAPA 201 training.
Eleven college undergraduate students were recruited to participate in the SAPA 201 curriculum and to take a pretest and posttest questionnaire asking about their demographic information, their confidence levels of their knowledge, skills, and abilities related to racism, sexual violence, allyship, intersectionality, 1800s-1960s, and the 1960s-present. Additionally, participants completed a posttest free-response section where they provided feedback, thoughts, and suggestions regarding the SAPA 201 curriculum. My analysis provided support for the original hypothesis that there was an increase in posttest scores compared to pretest scores, but due to the non-random and small sample size, further research is needed in a larger, probability sample to draw inferences about the effects of the training.

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Introduction 1-10

I. Addressing The Issue of Sexual Violence on College Campuses (1-2)

II. An Intersectional Analysis of Sexual Violence (3-7)

III. The Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (SAPA) 201 Curriculum (7-10)

Literature Review and Module Development 10-29

  1. Module 1: Intersectionality and Forms of Oppression (10-11)
  2. Module 2: History of Activism and Policies around Sexual Violence (11-16)


  1. Module 3: History of Activism and Policies around Sexual Violence (16-27)


  1. Module 4: Summarization and Application of SAPA 201 Part 1 (27-29)

Method 29-32

  1. Participants (29)
  2. Measures (29)

a) Demographics (29)

b) Confidence Scale: Sexual Violence, Racism, Intersectionality, (29-30)

1800s-1960s, 1960s-Present, and Allyship

  1. Procedure (31-32)
  2. Design (32)

Results 32-35

  1. Sample Demographics (32-33)
  2. Overall Descriptives for Measures (33-34)
  3. Free-Response Qualitative Data (34-35)

Discussion 35-41

  1. Reflections and Limitations (37-39)
  2. Future Directions (39-41)

References 42-49

Appendices 50-94

  1. Appendix A: SAPA 201 Slides (50-85)
  2. Appendix B: Pre-Test Survey (86-88)
  3. Appendix C: Post-Test Survey (89-92)
  4. Appendix D: Invisible Knapsack Activity List (93-94)

Tables and Figures 95-97

  1. Table 1. Demographic Characteristics of Sample (95)
  2. Table 2. Pretest, Posttest, and Change in Confidence Scores (96-97)

by Question, Question Type, and Total Average Score

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