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Perspectives

Publication Date

6-15-2020

Abstract

This paper looks at sexual harassment in the workplace, comparing nationwide General Social Survey data, Carsey School of Public Policy New Hampshire data, and the data from our study of UNH Durham students. Sexual harassment is being reported in high numbers across society leading to numerous negative impacts on a person’s physical and mental well-being. We hypothesize that participants in our study will experience sexual harassment less than participants in the nation and state-wide studies. We also hypothesized that female participants from our sample will have higher reportings of experiencing sexual harassment than the male participants. Using convenience sampling, participants were asked to take an Omnibus survey. We found that UNH students seem to be facing sexual harassment at higher rates than the other two populations. We also found that for the majority of our questions, males and females reported experiencing or knowing someone who has experienced sexual harassment around the same rates.

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