Accession Number : ADA299816

Title :   Factors Affecting the Reporting of Sexual Harassment in the Navy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 93-Jun 93,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Booth-Kewley, Stephanie

PDF Url : ADA299816

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Only a small fraction of Navy members who experience sexual harassment use the Navy's formal grievance channels to report it. This study was conducted to identify factors associated with reporting of sexual harassment and with the filing of formal sexual harassment grievances. Telephone interviews were conducted with 228 Navy women (158 enlisted women and 70 women officers) who had been sexually harassed in the past year. The results showed that respondents were more likely to report sexual harassment if they regarded the harassment they experienced as serious, had expected positive consequences as a result of reporting, and had been encouraged to report it. Respondents were more likely to file a formal sexual harassment grievance if they regarded the sexual harassment they experienced as serious and if the harassment had involved stalking or invasion of residence. The most common reasons respondents gave for not reporting sexual harassment and for not filing grievances were that their other actions worked to stop the harassment and that they were afraid of the negative consequences.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL RESEARCH, *SEXUAL HARASSMENT, NAVAL PERSONNEL, NAVY, SURVEYS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, PSYCHOLOGY, WOMEN, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE