Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Betsy Shoenfelt (Director), Reagan Brown, and Aaron Wichman
Department of Psychological Sciences
Master of Science
This research examined gender and employment status (full-time worker or student) differences in perceptions of workplace sexual harassment and incivility. Previous and recent meta-analyses suggested small effects by gender. The current research introduced a method of measuring perceptions by forcing a choice of identifying a behavior as sexual harassment, incivility, or neither. The instrument was designed in this way to determine if small effects existed because males tended to have overlapping definitions of sexual harassment and incivility. Propensity to sexually harass was also measured. Results suggest no gender or employment status effects on the method, but propensity to sexually harass effects were found.
Cognition and Perception | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Psychology
Schroader, John, "Perceptions of Uncivil and Sexual Harassment Perceptions by Gender, Employment Status, and Likelihood to Sexually Harass" (2018). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 2573.