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NCJ Number: 236989 Find in a Library
Title: Duration of Sexual Harassment and Generalized Harassment in the Workplace Over Ten Years: Effects on Deleterious Drinking Outcomes
Journal: Journal of Addictive Diseases  Volume:30  Issue:3  Dated:July-September 2011  Pages:229-242
Author(s): Meredith McGinley, Ph.D.; Judith A. Richman, Ph.D.; Kathleen M. Rospenda, Ph.D.
Date Published: July 2011
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: R01AA09989
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the long-term effects of chronic workplace harassment.
Abstract: Although harassment in the workplace has been linked to deleterious drinking outcomes, researchers have yet to examine the long-term effects of chronic workplace harassment. During a 10-year longitudinal mail survey, university employees (N = 2,265) were administered measures of sexual harassment, generalized workplace harassment, and problematic drinking. Using growth mixture modeling, two latent classes of workplace harassment emerged: infrequent and chronic. Demographic characteristics (gender, age, and race) predicted the shape of the trajectories and likelihood of class membership. As hypothesized, membership in the chronic harassment classes was linked to future problematic drinking, even after controlling for previous drinking. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Alcoholism causes; Behavior under stress; Bullying; Coping; Sexual harassment; Workplace
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