Exploring gender harassment among university teachers and researchers

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dc.contributor.author Muhonen, Tuija en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-01T15:49:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-01T15:49:26Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1758-1184 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/22165
dc.description.abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the prevalence of gender harassment and how it is related to different organisational factors, ill-health and job satisfaction among women and men working as university teachers and researchers. Design/methodology/approach – A web questionnaire was conducted in a university college in South Sweden. The final sample consisted of 322 participants, 186 women and 136 men. Findings – The results showed that gender harassment was more prevalent among women than men, and among senior lecturers and professors than lecturers. Gender harassment was associated with high job demands, less fair leadership style of the immediate manager and job dissatisfaction for both women and men. For women, there was also an association between gender harassment, ill-health and gender of the immediate manager. For men, poorer social organisational climate was related to gender harassment, but contrary to women, gender harassment was not related to the gender of the immediate manager. Research limitations/implications – Even though the research was conducted only in one university, the results imply that gender harassment can have negative consequences for teachers and researchers. As the immediate manager’s leadership style seems to be associated with the occurrence of gender harassment, universities should take this into consideration in their leadership programs. Originality/value – The paper highlights gender harassment, a subtle form of sexual harassment, among university teachers and researchers. en_US
dc.format.extent 12
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald en_US
dc.subject Job satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Leadership style en_US
dc.subject University teachers en_US
dc.subject Gender harassment en_US
dc.subject Ill-health en_US
dc.subject Organizational factors en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Exploring gender harassment among university teachers and researchers en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Urban Studies (US) en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/JARHE-04-2015-0026 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education;1
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 8 en_US
dc.description.authorversion No en_US
dc.contributor.centre Malmö University. Centre for Work Life and Evaluation Studies (CTA) en_US
dc.format.ePage 142
dc.format.sPage 131
mahlocal.rights.oaType green
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