Accession Number : ADA323942

Title :   Department of Defense 1995 Sexual Harassment Survey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Feb-18 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : CONSORTIUM OF UNIVERSITIES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bastian, Lisa D. ; Lancaster, Anita R. ; Reyst, Heidi E.

PDF Url : ADA323942

Report Date : 02 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : This report describes basic results from the 1995 Status of the Armed Forces Surveys of sexual harassment. Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) conducted the first Joint-Service, active-duty sexual harassment survey in 1988. In 1994-95, DMDC updated and re-administered the survey. Form A replicated the DoD-wide 1988 Survey of Sex Roles in the Armed Forces. Form B expanded and updated measures. A non-proportional stratified random sample of active-duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard personnel were surveyed by mail starting 15 February 1995. The weighted response rate was 54%. Responses were weighted up to population totals, adjusting for differential sampling and response rates in demographically homogeneous groups. The survey results document a decline in harassment experiences since 1988 and reflect DoD and the Services' increased emphasis on combating sexual harassment. Despitethe decline, there is room for improvement in achieving the DoD goal of eliminating sexual harassment from the DoD workplace. Results of the 1995 DoD Sexual Harassment Study highlight a number of issues that warrant continued consideration. The DoD 1995 sexual harassment survey provides a great deal of information about sexual harassment and related behaviors as experienced and perceived by the active-duty military population.

Descriptors :   *ACTIVE DUTY, *SEXUAL HARASSMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ARMY PERSONNEL, NAVAL PERSONNEL, MORALE, STATISTICAL SAMPLES, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, SURVEYS, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), VERBAL BEHAVIOR, ROLES(BEHAVIOR), EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, COAST GUARD PERSONNEL, GENDER DISCRIMINATION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE