Personality correlates of attitudes towards sexual harassment
This study examined the relationship of personality, attitudes towards women, gender, religiosity, and age with perceptions of sexual harassment. 114 f .emale and 69 male # undergraduate students were asked to complete the 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire, the Attitude Towards Women Scale, and a Job Behavior Survey (the Sexual Harassment Scale & the Ambiguous Sexual Harassment Scale). The Job Behavior Survey consisted of 18 scenarios depicting varying degrees of sexual harassment. Subjects were asked to rate the degree to which they perceived each scenario to be sexually harassing. A full model multiple regression analysis revealed that the best predictors of the Sexual Harassment Scale were Gender, the Attitudes Towards Women Scale and the Personality Factor M (PFM), practical. A second full model multiple regression analysis revealed that the best predictors of the Ambiguous Sexual Harassment Scale were Age and the Personality Factor N, shrewd. The significant bivariate correlations for the Sexual Harassment Scale were the Attitude Towards Women Scale, Age, Gender, PFQ3 undisciplined self conflict vs. controlled, PFM practical vs. imaginative, and PFI toughminded vs. tenderminded. The significant bivariate correlations for the Ambiguous Sexual Harassment Scale were Age, PFQ3 - undisciplined self conflict vs. controlled, and PFG - expedient vs. conscientious.
Shirkey, Edwin C
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Kaiser, Regina, "Personality correlates of attitudes towards sexual harassment" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4013.