The Impact of Sexual Harassment on the Likelihood of Reenlisting in the U.S. Military, 2002
DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL Patrick AFB United States
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Using data from the Armed Forces 2002 Sexual Harassment Survey, this paper analyzes the extent to which type of harassment and labeling an incident as harassment has on respondents stated likelihood of reenlisting. Results indicate that sexual harassment has an important impact on climate and reenlistment intentions. Environmental harassment has a negative impact on the reenlistment intentions of both men and women, although the impact is stronger for women. Individualized harassment was not found to be related to reenlistment for women but was a significant predictor for male reenlistment. It seems clear that eradicating sexual harassment is an important component to keeping service members on active duty.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations