Theoretical Orientation to Sexual Harassment at Work Place

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Hemalatha, Dr K ; Sundaresh, Noopura (2013)
  • Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
  • Journal: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research (issn: 2319-5614, eissn: 2319-5614)
  • Subject: Business Management; Human Resources Management; Social Sciences. | workplace sexual harassment, models of sexual harassment, predictors of sexual harassment

To understand the complexity of sexual harassment it requires more complex models but the general problem in the models of sexual harassment in the literature today is their over simplicity. The research paper examines three existing models of sexual harassment from the literature- the psychological model, the organizational model, and the socio-cultural model. From the psychological models, the author examines the impact that "attitudes towards women" has upon the presence of sexual harassment; from the organizational model, "power distance" has been examined; and, from the socio-cultural model, "gender based role expectations" has been examined. The research paper throws light on the fact that sexual harassment cannot be understood from the perspective of a single model or predictor but it is always a combination of different factors or predictors which lead to sexual harassment at work place.
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