An overview of the literature on antecedents, perceptions and behavioural consequences of sexual harassment.

Pina, Afroditi and Gannon, Theresa A. (2012) An overview of the literature on antecedents, perceptions and behavioural consequences of sexual harassment. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 18 (2). pp. 209-232. ISSN 1355-2600. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The detrimental effects of sexual harassment have been documented in the literature over the past 35 years, and recognized as a serious problem for all working women. In this paper, we review the existing research surrounding the phenomenon of sexual harassment, focusing upon the factors that may facilitate its occurrence.We also provide an overview of the differences in perceptions of what constitutes sexual harassment according to gender, organizational power and context. The negative impact of sexual harassment on its victims is also reviewed. Finally, the relatively new research on victims’ responses to sexual harassment experiences and the link between this work and the stress and coping literature is recognized. Several suggestions are made for future research, policy making and treatment avenues.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: sexual harassment, victims, antecedents, consequences, coping
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Afroditi Pina
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 14:34
Last Modified: 20 May 2014 14:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25836 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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