Structural equation models of sexual harassment: Longitudinal explorations and cross-sectional generalizations

Theresa M. Glomb, Liberty J. Munson, Charles L. Hulin, Mindy E. Bergman, Fritz Drasgow

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Abstract

Sexual harassment and its corresponding outcomes develop and change over time, yet research on this issue has been limited primarily to cross-sectional data. In this article, longitudinal models of harassment were proposed and empirically evaluated via structural equations modeling using data from 217 women who responded to a computerized questionnaire in 1994 and again in 1996. Results indicate that sexual harassment influences both proximal and distal work-related variables (e.g., job satisfaction, work withdrawal, job withdrawal) and psychological outcomes (e.g., life satisfaction, psychological well-being, distress). In addition, a replication of the L. F. Fitzgerald, F. Drasgow, C. L. Hulin, M. J. Gelfand, and V. J. Magley (1997) model of harassment was supported. This research was an initial attempt to develop integrated models of the dynamic effects of sexual harassment over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-28
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume84
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1999

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