Gender, Work Engagement and Sexual Harassment: An Emprical Investigation

Julie Cogin, Alan Fish

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Abstract

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 & Schahfeli, 2006; Buckingham & Coffman, 1999). This study adopted Utrecht's Work Engagement Scale (Schaufelu 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st ANZAM conference
Subtitle of host publicationManaging our intellectual and social capital
EditorsRoss Chapman
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherANZAM
Pages47
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)1863081402
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference - Sydney, Australia, Australia
Duration: 04 Dec 200707 Dec 2007

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference
CountryAustralia
Period04/12/0707/12/07

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