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ERIC Number: ED262445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct-15
Pages: 19
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Communication Script Analysis: A Four-Part Model for Predicting Perception of Sexual Harassment.
Booth-Butterfield, Melanie
In predicting why one person may label behavior "sexual harassment" while others may be less inclined to interpret communication as harassing, four variables appear: the immediacy of the communication, employment in a field dominated by or balanced with members of the opposite sex, information about anti-harassment guidelines, and prior experience with harassment. Communication scripts (cognitive structures that help people function in day-to-day communication situations) can provide a useful framework for analyzing each of these variables in relation to the labeling of sexually harassing communication. This four-part model has implications for training workers to recognize and deal with potentially harassing situations. Future research should test the effects of immediacy, career choice, prior experience, and topical knowledge on the perception of sexual harassment. (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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