Accession Number : AD1047330

Title :   2017 Service Academy Gender Relations Focus Groups: Overview Report

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Mar 2017,28 Apr 2017

Corporate Author : Office of People Analytics Alexandria United States

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Report Date : 01 Nov 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 244

Abstract : The 2017 Service Academy Gender Relations Focus Groups (2017 SAGR) study is an assessment conducted pursuant to the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, Section 532. The study is part of an assessment cycle at the Military Service Academies (MSAs) that started in 2005 and focuses on gender relations, including sexual assault and sexual harassment. The cycle alternates between a quantitative (survey) and qualitative (focus groups) assessment. This report uses data from focus groups to explore the perception of issues related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other gender-related topics at the Department of Defense (DoD) MSAs, including the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). Results for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) are included in an appendix. Results provided in this report are qualitative in nature and cannot be generalized to the full population of MSA students. Themes should be considered the attitudes and opinions of focus group participants only and not the opinions of all MSA students, faculty, and staff.

Descriptors :   SERVICE ACADEMIES , Sexual Assault , Sexual Harassment , GENDER DISCRIMINATION , ATTITUDE(PSYCHOLOGY) , human behavior , bias

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE