Title page for ETD etd-04142009-040723

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Long, Denise A.
URN etd-04142009-040723
Title Perceptions of sexual harassment in the workplace :impact of gender, psychological androgyny, and job status
Degree Master of Science
Department Industrial Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Sgro, Joseph A. Committee Co-Chair
Zaccaro, Stephen J. Committee Co-Chair
Foti, Roseanne J. Committee Member
Hauenstein, Neil M. A. Committee Member
  • Sex discrimination in employment
Date of Defense 1990-02-05
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Sexual harassment has serious implications for both the individual and the organization. However, there appears to be confusion among different groups of people as to what behaviors constitute sexual harassment. The present study was designed as an aid in defining sexual harassment and an attempt to discover any differences which may exist between groups in what is considered to be sexual harassment. Perceiving certain behaviors as being sexual harassment appears to be related to several factors, among them gender, job status or power. This study consisted of a 2 (Gender) x 4 (Salary) design. The subjects for the study were 250 non-academic employees of a large state university. The investigator examined differences between groups using a four-part anonymous questionnaire.

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