Accession Number : AD1046121

Title :   Risk Factors for Sexual Violence in the Military: An Analysis of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Incidents and Reporting

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Souder,William III C

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Using the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study, this thesis studies the effects of demographics, prior victimization, deployment status, and workplace characteristicsspecifically, command climate, leadership and training qualityon both incidence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Sexual assault consists of a nonconsensual sexual act coupled with a use of force or threat thereof that is likely to cause physical harm to individual. Sexual harassment consists of undesired sexual advances, requests, or other conduct of a sexual nature in word or deed that creates an offensive or hostile working environment. These definitions are consistent with the terms as they are defined by the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Analysis of survey respondents is done separately for men and women. In both male and female subjects, there is a strong correlation between outcome variables and the following factors: deployment status, ineffective leadership, and a problematic workplace environment.

Descriptors :   sexual assault , SEXUAL HARASSMENT , military personnel , leadership , RISK FACTORS , violence , REPORTS , demography , military training , department of defense , deployment , PATTERNS , statistics

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE