Gender, Work Engagement and Sexual Harassment: An Emprical Investigation

Julie Cogin, Alan Fish

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    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
    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


    ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference


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