Committee Chair

Eigenberg, Helen

Committee Member

McGuffey, Karen; Garland, Tammy

Department

Dept. of Criminal Justice and Legal Assistant Studies

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The attitudes reflecting the apathy our society feels toward sexual harassment is indicated throughout our culture. Many studies focusing on attitudes toward sexual harassment and attitudes toward women have shown the need for continued research. The current study examined attitudes toward sexual harassment and compared them to other attitudes toward women and rape myth acceptance because of increasing evidence that these attitudes are complex and require further study. Three research questions were sought to be answered through this research: 1) Does sexual harassment education/training have an affect on respondent’s acceptance of sexual harassment; 2) Do male and female respondents hold similar myth acceptance attitudes and/or does support for sexist beliefs in general vary by gender; 3) How closely are acceptance of sexual harassment mythologies related to acceptance of other negative attitudes toward women, if these attitudes are related at all? Findings showed that the several different attitudes towards women examined were all related to one another and gender differences were found in regards to sexual harassment tolerance.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

8-2009

Subject

Sexual harassment in universities and colleges -- United States

Discipline

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

vi, 103 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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