Research has demonstrated the growing prevalence of sexual harassment (SH) across continents, industries and occupations as well as the associated negative outcomes (Glomb et al 1999). Not surprisingly, job satisfaction is one of the job-related variables that is frequently investigated in the SH literature, with Lapierre et al (2005) meta-analytically establishing that SH significantly diminishes job satisfaction. Other studies have argued, however, that 'satisfied' employees do not necessarily perform to the best of their abilities (Crossman & Abou-Zaki 2003) and that work engagement is a better construct to understand what makes employees 'go the extra mile' (Hallgerg & Schaufeli 2006; Buckingham & Coffman 1999). This study, conducted in Australia, adopted the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (Schaufeli et al 2002a), as an empirical gauge of the construct 'work engagement' and the Sexual Experiences Questionnaire (Fitzgerald et al 1988) to measure SH. A strong negative relationship was established in addition to significant differences in the SH experiences of men and women.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Management and Organization|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2009|