Groundbreaking new research on Sexual Violence and Aggression in Middle & High School Students


Internship Lead Dr. Quyen Ngo, PhD, LP and colleagues published findings from a new groundbreaking study showing that more than half of female adolescents and more than 1 in 3 males reported sexual violence victimization. This important study into sexual violence victimization among middle and high school students over a four-year timeframe, expands the realm of research providing clues in behavioral trajectories from adolescence into adulthood. Funding for the work was provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. U-M IPC Core Faculty member and senior author Carol J. Boyd, Ph.D., R.N. managed data collection for the project, in her Secondary Student Life Survey, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Co-authors include Core Faculty Philip Veliz and Yasamin Kusunoki, as well as Sara Stein.

The findings from the article titled, “Adolescent sexual violence: Prevalence, adolescent risks, and violence characteristics” are summarized in this Michigan Health Lab Report. Access the full text here.

Visit our Publications page to read more of the work published by Dr. Ngo and other researchers focusing on violence prevention.