An overview of the literature on sexual harassment: Perpetrator, theory, and treatment issues

Pina, A. and Gannon, T.A. and Saunders, B. (2009) An overview of the literature on sexual harassment: Perpetrator, theory, and treatment issues. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal., 14 (2). pp. 126-138. ISSN 1359-1789 . (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Sexual harassment has been recognized as a serious problem in the literature over the past 30 years. In this paper, we review the existing research surrounding the phenomenon of sexual harassment, paying particular attention to factors of relevance for understanding perpetrators of sexual harassment. We also provide an overview of the perplexing nature of sexual harassment and the various concerns that have surrounded the topic leading to its recognition. The different theoretical perspectives and models of sexual harassment (sociocultural, organizational, sex-role spillover, natural/biological, socio-cognitive, and four-factor) are also considered and reviewed. Finally, lack of empirical evidence and focus on assessment and treatment for harassers is recognized in this paper, and several suggestions are made for future research and treatment avenues relating to the sexual harasser.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Sexual harassment; Prevalence; Harassers; Treatment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Afroditi Pina
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 12:19
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:12
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18921 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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