Sexual harassment and health among male and female police officers

Stans de Haas*, Mechtild Hoing, M. C. Timmerman

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Samenvatting

The aims of this study were to investigate whether sexual harassment is related to mental and physical health of both men and women, and to explore the possible moderating effects of gender on the relation between sexual harassment and health. In addition, we investigated whether women were more often bothered by sexual harassment than men, and whether victims who report being bothered by the harassment experience more health problems compared to victims who did not feel bothered. A representative sample of 3,001 policemen and 1,295 policewomen in the Dutch police force filled out an Internet questionnaire. It appeared that women were more often bothered by sexual harassment than men, but gender did not moderate the relation between sexual harassment and mental and physical health. In addition. victims who felt bothered by the harassing behaviors reported more mental and physical health problems than victims who did not feel bothered. The distinction between bothered and nonbothered victims is important because appraisal is an essential aspect in the operationalization of sexual harassment.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)390-401
Aantal pagina's12
TijdschriftJournal of Occupational Health Psychology
Volume14
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
DOI's
StatusPublished - okt.-2009

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