ERIC Number: ED382075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
DOD Service Academies. Update on Extent of Sexual Harassment. Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. National Security and International Affairs Div.
This report provides an update on the nature and extent of sexual harassment at the three Department of Defense (DOD) service academies. It is based on a stratified random survey of 430 Military Academy cadets, 470 Naval Academy midshipmen, and 428 Air Force Academy cadets, which oversampled women to ensure that a statistically significant number would be included in the study. The survey found that the majority of women, as in previous surveys, reported experiencing at least one form of sexual harassment on a recurring basis during 1993-94, while the highest percentage of men indicating exposure to some form of recurring sexual harassment was about 11 percent. The most common forms of sexual harassment were verbal comments and visual displays. It also found that between 36 and 42 percent of the women at each academy had been subjected to: (1) physical, gender-related behavior that interfered with their performance or created a hostile environment; or (2) unwelcome, deliberate physical contact of a sexual nature. Three appendixes provide survey response data on sexual harassment at U.S. service academies, the DOD definition of sexual harassment, and a description of the questionnaire methodology. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Students, Definitions, Higher Education, Incidence, Military Schools, School Surveys, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sexual Harassment, Student Attitudes, Surveys
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each; 100 or more copies discounted 25%).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. National Security and International Affairs Div.
Identifiers: Air Force Academy CO; Military Academy (West Point) NY; Naval Academy MD