Accession Number : ADA615680


Title :   Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military: Highlights from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study


Descriptive Note : Brief


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a615680.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : In early 2014, the Department of Defense (DoD) asked the RAND National Defense Research Institute to conduct an independent assessment of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the military. The resulting study, the RAND Military Workplace Study (RMWS), invited close to 560,000 active and reserve-component service members to participate in a survey fielded in August and September of 2014, making it one of the largest surveys of its kind ever conducted for DoD. More than 170,000 service members completed the survey. Compared with prior DoD studies, the RMWS takes a new approach to counting individuals in the military who experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender discrimination in the past year.


Descriptors :   *ASSAULT , *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *SEXUAL HARASSMENT , DEMOGRAPHY , GENDER DISCRIMINATION , STATISTICS , SURVEYS


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE