Publication
Title
Sexual harassment : the nexus between gender and workplace authority : evidence from the Australian public service
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Abstract
Sexual harassment in the workplace is commonly portrayed as the male supervisor harassing female subordinates. Within this popular characterization, the unequal distribution of formal, organizational power is believed to be a necessary precondition for sexual harassment. The traditional cultural image of harassers and targets has however not kept pace with changing workplace realities. Research has indeed found that female supervisors may in fact be more likely to be subjects of sexual harassment. This article uses survey data from the Australian Public Service to explore this kind of contrapower harassment. Results indicate that a strong link between gender, workplace authority, and sexual harassment exists, but also that this relationship is strongly influenced by age.
Language
English
Source (journal)
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Publication
2016
ISSN
0313-6647
Volume/pages
75:3(2016), p. 345-358
ISI
000388271500007
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Creation 18.07.2016
Last edited 06.11.2017
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