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

Pina, Afroditi, Gannon, Theresa A., Saunders, Benjamin (2009) An overview of the literature on sexual harassment: Perpetrator, theory, and treatment issues. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14 (2). pp. 126-138. ISSN 1359-1789. (doi:10.1016/j.avb.2009.01.002) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:18921)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.avb.2009.01.002
Uncontrolled keywords: Sexual harassment; Prevalence; Harassers; Treatment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Afroditi Pina
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 12:19 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:57 UTC
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