Assessing men's reactions to workplace sexual harassment stimuli

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dc.contributor.advisor Pretty, Grace
dc.creator Oldham, Madeline May 2011-05-09T12:31:32Z 2011-05-09T12:31:32Z 1994
dc.identifier.other HD6060.3 O42 1994
dc.description ix, 99 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract The Natural/Biological, Organizational, Sociocultural, and, Sex-Role Spillover models of sexual harassment were applied in assessing the negative effects of sexual harassment on male workers who observe sexually harassing behavior. Negative affective (anxiety and hostility), cognitive (attributions of responsibility) and behavioral (assertiveness and passivity) consequences of sexual harassment on male workers from four urban business were examined. Forty volunteers received two audio simulations of sexual harassment, which were counterbalanced to control order effects. One simulation depicted direct sexual harassment (a sexual proposition) and the second simulation depicted indirect sexual harassment (sexual joking). Twenty men listened to both simulations while imagining the initiator of harassment to be their boss/supervisor. The other twenty men listened to both simulations while imagining a coworker as the initiator. Participants with egalitarian attitudes toward women attributed blame to the workplace for the occurrence of sexual joking. These results did not support the Biological and Organizational models; however, some support was found for the Sociological and Sex-Role Spillover models in that stereotypic masculine attributes mediate and moderate the negative effects of indirect harassment. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD6060.3
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual harassment of women -- Effect of witnessing on male workers
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual harassment -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role in the work environment
dc.title Assessing men's reactions to workplace sexual harassment stimuli
dc.type Text Master of Science in Applied Psychology Masters Psychology Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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