Accession Number : AD1005627

Title :   Sexual Harassment and Organizational Outcomes

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Defense Equal Opportunity Management Inst Patrick AFB FL Patrick AFB

Personal Author(s) : Law,Charlie L ; McDonald,Daniel P

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2011

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in the United States Military. Indeed, Antecol and Cobb-Clark (2006) have found that 70.9 of active-duty women reported experiencing sexually harassing behavior (e.g., crude or offensive behavior [69.2 ], unwanted sexual attention [40.8 ], or sexual coercion [12.3 ]). Furthermore, 50 reported hearing jokes about sex, and 25 reported that they were repeatedly asked of dates or touched in a way that made them feel uncomfortable. Clearly, sexual harassment is a topic of concern for military commanders. A great deal of research on sexual harassment has accumulated over the past two decades. That research shows that sexual harassment leads to lower job satisfaction and organizational commitment (Gettman and Gelfand, 2007).

Descriptors :   sexual harassment , military personnel , women , active duty , behavior , assault , job satisfaction

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE