Title

Effects of Type of Coping Response, Setting, and Social and Social Context on Reactions to Sexual Harassment Context on Reactions to Sexual Harassment Context on Reactions to Sexual Harassment

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Sex Roles

Publication Date

2003

Date Added

2022-05-16

Abstract

Male and female undergraduates from a multicultural university (MU) and an historically Black University (HBU) read a scenario in which a student was sexually harassed either by a professor or a workplace supervisor. The student victim's coping response was also varied. Participants rated the victim's behavior as most effective and appropriate when she confronted the harasser directly or reported the harasser's behavior. HBU students judged the harasser as not guilty significantly more often than MU students, but believed that the harasser was less trustworthy than multicultural students did. Women responded significantly more negatively to the blatant sexual harassment scenario than men did. Implications for prevention and interventions are discussed.

DOI

10.1023/A:1022455406201

Keywords

Gender

Disciplines

Psychology

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