Issues in workplace dating
” gets numbers closer to 85%, depending on what the behaviors are.Surveys also differ on whether they ask all employees or just women, whether they include a time frame (eg “…in the past two years”), whether they specify that it had to be at work vs.This made it impossible to investigate the restaurant and retail industries that previous research suggests have the most problems.But there were still enough responses to get a wide cross-section of white-collar occupations and academic fields. Have you ever been sexually harassed or assaulted at work? Have you ever been sexually harassed or assaulted outside of work? Have you ever made unwanted sexual advances to someone at work that you think they interpreted as sexual harassment or assault? Have you ever made unwanted sexual advances to someone outside of work that you think they interpreted as sexual harassment or assault?Respondents were given a “prefer not to answer” option in case the questions made them upset; in order to make people entirely comfortable using the option, they were asked to select it automatically if the last digit of the time was a “1”.Data were analyzed about female victims, male victims, and male perpetrators.
Given how strong this effect is, it’s unclear whether it’s possible to adjust for it and get a measure of field culture.
Here’s an overall summary, made through the same combination process as Figure 4.
Levels of at-work harassment and out-of-work harassment correlate at 0.81 across fields.
And third, a measure of how willing people are to consider some specific act to be harassing. People from traditionalist cultures and subcultures may have a higher threshold for calling something harassing; if (for example), more traditional people go into Business, and more socially liberal people go into Art, that could skew the numbers.
In order to control for this and other factors, I asked subjects how often they are harassed outside of work.
The advertising and market research industries seem to have joined in later.