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With the current climate of the #MeToo movement on Twitter, more and more individuals are speaking out about their experiences with sexual harassment. Given the male dominant culture of college athletics, there is a need now more than ever to examine how sexual harassment is occurring within collegiate athletic organizations. This study focuses specifically on contrapower sexual harassment, a type of harassment that occurs when a superior in an organizational hierarchy experiences sexual harassment by a subordinate. An online qualitative survey was sent out via email in a nationwide population study involving all NCAA, NJCAA and NAIA college athletic leagues. The survey was designed to reveal the nature of the sexual harassment, who were the most likely perpetrators, which individuals were most likely to experience the harassment, and how these situations would later impact career and life choices as well as overall mental health.
Sexual Harrassment, Sports Administration, Contrapower, Transformations