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Table 3 Experiences of receiving harassment by sex and recognition of receiving harassment (n = 274)

From: Knowledge, experience, and potential risks of dating violence among Japanese university students: a cross-sectional study

  Male
(n= 126)
Female
(n= 148)
P
  n % n %  
My boy/girlfriend has called me "ugly" or "a fool." 23 18.3 30 20.3  
I have been hurt, because my boy/girlfriend called me "ugly" or "a fool." 4 3.2 8 5.4  
When I haven't seen my boy/girlfriend, he/she has said "You don't give me priority." 13 10.3 14 9.5  
My boy/girlfriend has persistently contacted me by cell phone. 10 7.9 25 16.9 *
My boy/girlfriend feels anxious where I am and who I see. 17 13.5 28 18.9  
My boy/girlfriend has meddled with my relationships with friends. 5 4.0 10 6.8  
My boy/girlfriend has checked my cell phone records without my permission. 7 5.6 11 7.4  
My boy/girlfriend has demanded I delete someone's contact information from my cell phone. 4 3.2 8 5.4  
My boy/girlfriend has deleted someone's contact information from my cell phone. 0 0.0 3 2.0  
I have felt afraid of my boy/girlfriend. 10 7.9 27 18.2 *
My boy/girlfriend is very kind sometimes, but unkind other times, like a split personality. 4 3.2 12 8.1  
My boy/girlfriend has blamed me if he/she gets angry because I am at fault. 3 2.4 6 4.1  
I have had sexual relations with my boy/girlfriend against my wishes. 2 1.6 3 2.0  
My boy/girlfriend has kissed or touched me against my wishes. 1 0.8 7 4.7  
My boy/girlfriend has taken money or credit cards from my wallet/purse. 1 0.8 0 0.0  
My boy/girlfriend has said "What is more important between me and another/others." 4 3.2 10 6.8  
I have been placed under confinement by my boy/girlfriend. 0 0.0 0 0.0  
My boy/girlfriend has tried to injure himself/herself in front of me when unhappy. 1 0.8 1 0.7  
My boy/girlfriend has injured himself/herself in front of me when unhappy. 1 0.8 1 0.7  
My boy/girlfriend has broken or taken away items precious to me. 1 0.8 1 0.7  
I have been ignored by my boy/girlfriend. 10 7.9 11 7.4  
I have been beaten or kicked by my boy/girlfriend. 0 0.0 1 0.7  
My boy/girlfriend has hit something or shouted in front of when angry. 2 1.6 2 1.4  
I have been pressed for money by my boy/girlfriend. 0 0.0 1 0.7  
My boy/girlfriend has borrowed money from me and not returned it. 1 0.8 1 0.8  
  1. Number and percentages indicate the study participants who responded "yes" to each question.
  2. Fisher's exact test. *: P < 0.05, **: P < 0.01, ***: P < 0.001.