Presentation Title

Gender Differences in the Perception of Sexual Harassment

Presenter Information

Miranda WeeksFollow

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

gender, differences, sexual, harassment

Biography

Miranda Weeks is a senior majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Her plans after graduation are to get her degree in Family Therapy so that she can work with victims of domestic violence and their families.

Major

Psychology and Criminal Justice

Advisor for this project

Paige Muellerleille

Start Date

18-4-2019 9:15 AM

End Date

18-4-2019 10:30 AM

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the differences in gender perception of sexual harassment in both the workplace as well as on college campuses. This study takes into account several different studies involving sexual harassment and compiles their findings. Sexual harassment seems to be more prominently experienced by women, no matter whether it is in the workplace or on college campuses. A reason for this is that men tend to perceive most behaviors as sexual, so in their mind they are just reciprocating the behavior instead of harassing. Quid pro quo harassment is more common in a workplace setting, while contra-power harassment is more common on college campuses. Sexual harassment can cause the victims to experience both emotional and physiological symptoms, such as depression, uncontrollable crying, headaches, and loss of appetite.

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Gender Differences in the Perception of Sexual Harassment

The purpose of this paper is to examine the differences in gender perception of sexual harassment in both the workplace as well as on college campuses. This study takes into account several different studies involving sexual harassment and compiles their findings. Sexual harassment seems to be more prominently experienced by women, no matter whether it is in the workplace or on college campuses. A reason for this is that men tend to perceive most behaviors as sexual, so in their mind they are just reciprocating the behavior instead of harassing. Quid pro quo harassment is more common in a workplace setting, while contra-power harassment is more common on college campuses. Sexual harassment can cause the victims to experience both emotional and physiological symptoms, such as depression, uncontrollable crying, headaches, and loss of appetite.