A review of empathy and campus sexual assault communication has implications for technical communication research. Campus sexual assault is a social problem, and consequently college campuses are legally required to publish and disseminate sexual assault communication (i.e. policies, procedures, and training) to eliminate the behavior. Empathy is significant to campus sexual assault communication, given not only the emotional nature of the topic, but also the technical information to be communicated effectively and appropriately. Given the dearth of research on empathy and campus sexual assault communication, this expansive review of the literature establishes the need for technical communication research on empathy and campus sexual assault communication and proposes criteria and directions for the exploration. This is achieved through an in-depth discussion of campus sexual assault as a social dilemma, legislative responses to the dilemma, conceptual and operational definitions of empathy, limitations of empathy, and failures of workplace sexual assault training communication.
Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Arts and Humanities
Romero, K. (2018). Empathy and Campus Sexual Assault (CSA) communication: Protecting the wellbeing and social equity of college women [Master’s alternative plan paper, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/898/
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