n Gender and Behaviour - Stalking victimization among Italian university students

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1596-9231



Stalking is a phenomenon that increases in our society, and juvenile population is at great risk. Numerous studies illustrate the physical and mental effects of stalking in different country. The purpose of this study was to describe stalking experiences among a sample of Italian University Students. 142 University Students completed a modified version of the NSS Questionnaire on Stalking. Slightly more than one fourth of the sample reported experiencing stalking victimization. Results indicated the most common strategies adopted by stalker, the duration of stalking campaign and the intervention to stop the repetitive and intrusive behaviour, the tactics used by victims and other persons to cope to stalking, the physical and emotional consequence. Implications for refining current practice and research on stalking among young adults are suggested.

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