Survey on Individual Safety in the Postsecondary Student Population (SISPSP)

Detailed information for 2019

Status:

Active

Frequency:

Every 5 years

Record number:

5279

The goal of the Survey on Individual Safety in the Postsecondary Student Population is to obtain an accurate picture of the nature, extent and impact of inappropriate sexual behaviours that occur in a school-related setting.

Data release - Scheduled for March 2020

Description

The Survey on Individual Safety in the Postsecondary Student Population (SISPSP) is a survey sponsored by the Department for Women and Gender Equality (formerly Status of Women Canada), in response to the federal government's Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence.

This survey measures the prevalence and nature of the following types of self-reported victimization among postsecondary students:

- Inappropriate sexual behaviours;
- Harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity; and
- Sexual assault

Survey results will be used by government, academics and not-for-profit organizations to not only better understand the nature, extent and impact of inappropriate behaviours in the postsecondary school setting, but also to study students' perception of their personal safety in a postsecondary school setting. These data could help inform policies, laws and programs designed to improve postsecondary students' well-being.

Reference period: Past 12 months preceding the interview date

Collection period: February to June 2019

Subjects

  • Crime and justice
  • Crimes and offences
  • Education, training and learning
  • Victims and victimization

Data sources and methodology

Target population

1) General postsecondary student population

The survey will include full- and part-time students who are attending or attended a public or private postsecondary school, college, CEGEP, or university in a province in the 12 months preceding the survey. In all provinces except Quebec, the survey targets students are between 18 and 24 years old. In Quebec, the survey targets students who are 17 to 24 years old.

Faculty and staff are excluded as well as students who reside in the territories.

2) Royal Military College student population

The survey will include all students who at the time of collection are enrolled with the Royal Military College, regardless of age.

Faculty and staff are excluded.

Instrument design

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Sampling

This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.

Sampling unit:
The Survey on Individual Safety in the Postsecondary Student Population (SISPSP) is a targeted respondent survey.

Stratification method:
To be provided when the data are released.

Sampling and sub-sampling:
To be provided when the data are released.

Data sources

Data collection for this reference period: 2019-02-02 to 2019-06-30

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

To be provided when data are released.

View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .

Error detection

To be provided when data are released.

Imputation

To be provided when data are released.

Estimation

To be provided when data are released.

Quality evaluation

To be provided when data are released.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

To be provided when data are released.

Data accuracy

To be provided when data are released.

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