ERIC Number: EJ1171042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Contrapower Harassment in the Sport Management Classroom
Taylor, Elizabeth A.; Hardin, Robin; Rode, Cheryl R.
NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, v11 n1 p17-32 2018
Sexual harassment and incivility in the workplace are the unwanted sexual attention and bullying of employees by their superior. There are times, however, when the roles are reversed and the superior is the target of such behavior. Contrapower harassment refers to subordinate incivility and/or sexual attention directed toward a superior. The focus of this study was in the higher education classroom, more specifically the male-dominated sport management classroom. More than 90% of female faculty have reported experiencing acts of incivility, and 25% have experienced at least one act of sexual behavior shown toward them by a student (Lampman, 2012). This study explored the issue of contrapower harassment in the sport management classroom through semi-structured interviews with 10 female sport management faculty members. Contrapower harassment was described by all but one respondent based on each individual's lived experiences. These incidents occurred in the form of verbal or written comments and in physical actions. Strategies to manage the issue include addressing contrapower at orientation sessions and in-class content as well as the implementation of a zero tolerance policy toward sexual behavior in the classroom.
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Teacher Student Relationship, Athletics, Administrator Education, College Faculty, College Students, Females, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Education Level: Higher Education
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