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NCJ Number: 228707 Find in a Library
Title: They Said: An Analysis of State Level Sexual and Gender Harassment Data
Journal: Criminal Justice Studies  Volume:22  Issue:3  Dated:September 2009  Pages:281-297
Author(s): Kate King; Mary K. Stohr; Laura Kelley; Salvador Vazquez; Shelli Smith-Daniels; Robert Uhlenkott
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Boise, ID 83713
Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare
Boise, ID 83720
STOP Violence Against Women Technical Assistance Project
Washington, DC 20009-1612
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the incidence and attributes of sexual harassment in a State-level population.
Abstract: Findings show that for the 4 years of the study, almost 20 percent of working people in Idaho experienced some form of sexual or gender harassment in the last 12 months. Results indicate that victims tend to be women (though there are a significant number of men who are harassed, mostly by other men), in work environments that are either mixed or composed of mostly men. The profile of the harasser is a youngish, White, male who is a co-worker or supervisor, but usually a co-worker. Data do not indicate that victims are mostly single women; though a predominance of harassment for this grouping was found. Because the race of the victims was so homogeneous in this majority White State, whether minority group women or men tend to be singled out for harassment could not be investigated. Data were collected from a random sample of 2,000 households in 1999, 4,000 households in 2000, 4,250 in 2001, and 3,000 households in 2003 in Idaho drawn by Survey Sampling of Connecticut. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Sexual harassment; State-specific
Index Term(s): Individual behavior; Problem behavior; Psychosexual behavior; Sexual behavior; Workplace
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