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ERIC Number: ED248824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Pages: 98
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Sexual Harassment at UC Davis.
Whitmore, Robin L.
Sexual harassment at the University of California Davis was studied to provide information for campus officials. Attention was directed to: campus attitudes about sexual harassment; the incidence of sexual harassment among survey respondents; the circumstances and characteristics of sexual harassment incidents; the effects of sexual harassment on victims; and the campus resources used by, or needed for, victims. A total of 1,399 students and employees responded to the questionnaire. Some respondents defined sexual harassment more broadly than did the university. A majority of men respondents and a third of women respondents were uncertain whether sexual harassment occurred at the university, yet most perceived it as a campus problem. Women respondents were more aware than men of sexual harassment, and less likely to attribute it to sexual drive, human nature, or a misunderstanding. About 20 percent of faculty and staff, 17 percent of graduate/professional students, and 7 percent of undergraduate women respondents had been sexually harassed at the university. In 71 percent of the cases of sexual harassment, the harassor was in a higher status position than the victim; in half the cases he held direct authority over the victim. Questionnaires are appended. (SW)
University of California, Women's Resources and Research Center, Davis, CA 95616.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis.