Date of Award

2000

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

Communication

First Advisor

Randall Jay Koper

First Committee Member

Jon F. Schamber

Second Committee Member

Carol Ann Hackley

Abstract

This cross-sectional study investigates the perceptions of sexual harassment among 271 non-academic university personnel. The survey administered measured perceptions of sexual harassment using 17 dependent variables which assessed attitudes toward hostile work environment and quid pro quo sexual harassment. The study found that differences do exist in perceptions of sexual harassment based on biological sex of the respondents and the biological sex of the sexual harassment target. The study also found that there are significant positive correlations between perceptions of sexual harassment and the variables of age and number of years in the workforce. This study found no significant differences in perceptions of sexual harassment between those respondents who had participated in sexual harassment education and those who did not.

Pages

64

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