Assessment of Sexual Harassment in the Navy: Results of the 1989 Navy-wide Survey
Final rept. Jan 1989-Dec 1991,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Attempts to deal with sexual harassment among Navy service members have been hampered by the lack of scientifically-based data on its frequency and forms. The present effort developed the sexual harassment portion of the Navy Equal OpportunitySexual Harassment Survey NEOSH that was first administered in 1989. A stratified sample of active duty enlisted and officer personnel received surveys, with 5,619 completed questionnaires being 60 rate. Post- stratification weighting by paygrade, gender, and racialethnic group was performed to make the respondents representative of their populations in the Navy. IW survey found that 42 percent of female enlisted and 26 percent of female officer respondents had been sexually harassed during the 1-year survey period while on duty, or on base or ship while off duty. Very small percentages of the male enlisted 4 and male officers 1 reported being sexually harassed during the 1-year survey period. Generally, as the type of harassment became more severe in nature, its reported occurrence and frequency decreased . Six percent of female enlisted respondents and 1 percent of female officer respondents reported experiencing the most serious form of sexual harassment, actual or attempted rape or assault. of the perpetrators of sexual harassment were analyzed, along with victims actions after the harassment and the impact of the experience on their of the Navy, their and themselves. As found in other surveys of sexual harassment, victims rarely use formal channels to report sexual harassment their reasons for not using formal Is are detailed. The NEOSH sexual harassment results are compared with the U.S. Merit Board Surveys of sexual nL and the 1988 DoD Survey of Sex Roles in the Active-duty Military.
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