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NCJ Number: 136910 Find in a Library
Title: Ethnoviolence at Work
Author(s): J C Weiss; H J Ehrlich; B E K Larcom
Corporate Author: National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation
New York, NY 10017
National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence
Baltimore, MD 21201
Sale Source: National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence
31 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The results of two studies of ethnoviolence in the United States are presented with particular focus on the workplace.
Abstract: A 1989 study of 2,078 people of the victimization in the population conducted by the National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence provides a national perspective on the dynamics of violence motivated by prejudice among persons in the United States. Thirty-five percent of the respondents reported at least one incident of victimization based on prejudice or other motives during the preceding 12 months. A study of 1,372 people with regard to ethnoviolence in the workplace indicated that 105 experienced some form of work-related violence. Out of this group, 96 could classify the motivation for the act, with 39 percent of these attributing the act to prejudice. Twenty-seven percent of all respondents who reported prejudice based incidents experienced them at work. Race, ethnicity, and or sexual orientation were cited as bases in 55 percent of the prejudice based incidents. The next most frequently cited bases was gender in 41 percent of such incidents. The psychological effects of victimization were not statistically significantly different regarding factors of victim status and ethnic status. Interventions employed by human rights agencies to deal effectively with workplace ethnoviolence can include the intake process, settlement conferences, conciliation, mediation, education and outreach, and training to deal with ethnoviolence. 3 footnotes, 2 tables, and 16 references
Main Term(s): Bias related violence; Employment
Index Term(s): Racially motivated violence; Religiously motivated violence
Note: Institute Report No. 6
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