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2017 Service Academy Gender Relations Focus Groups: Overview Report

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Technical Report,01 Mar 2017,28 Apr 2017

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Office of People Analytics Alexandria United States

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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.

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  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Psychology

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