Rape culture focus group transcripts

SND-ID: 2021-260-1. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/xgd6-wg82


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Tuba Inal - University West, Institution for Economics and IT orcid

Fredrik Sunnemark - University West, Institution for Economics and IT orcid

Research principal

University West - University West rorId


The purpose of the research was to get a picture of how Swedish youth relate to issues of sexual violence in the #metoo era. The study consisted of three focus groups with young people aged 18-23. They were shown clips from three films (Sixteen Candles, Redacted, Hip Hip Hora) in which young people interact within different contexts (such as in school) and were asked to compare the films with their own high schools or perceptions of other contexts in Swedish society.
The films’ subjects revolve around gender attitudes and attitudes toward sexual harassment/violence and two of the movies are teen movies depicting the discourse around these issues in school contexts among teens. The study tries to understand whether anything changed about the conversations regarding these attitudes after metoo.
The data consists of the transcriptions of the focus group interviews.

Interview transcripts

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Young people (18-23) who went to high school in Sweden

Time Method

Sampling procedure

The sample contained young people between the ages 18 to 23 as we wanted to ensure that not many years had passed since their graduation so their memories were still fresh while they reflected upon their high school experiences during the interviews. In addition, we wanted their experiences relevant to current times since a high school context more than five years ago may be entirely different than to the present-day one.

Time period(s) investigated

2019-02-21 – 2019-03-15

Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Focus group: face-to-face
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2019-02-21 – 2019-03-15
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

University West


  • Funding agency: Child and Youth Studies Center at University West
Topic and keywords

Research area

Youth (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences interdisciplinary (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Gender studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Gender and gender roles (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Published: 2022-05-10