ERIC Number: ED248824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
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)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Students, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Males, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, School Personnel, Sexual Harassment, Student Attitudes
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
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis.