Published: Oct 1, 2002
Two UT psychology professors are
seeking female participants, 18 years of age or older, for a sexual harassment
study. The harassment need not have occurred at the present place of
The study is funded by a Dana Grant, and will be conducted by Dr. Kim
Cummings and Dr. Deletha Hardin, both assistant professors of psychology.
"To date, researchers have focused on the prevalence rates of sexual
harassment using primarily quantitative methods,” Cummings said. “Our research
is somewhat unique in that it utilizes both quantitative and qualitative tools
to assess the experiences of working women. We believe that this type of
research will help advance our understanding of the sexual harassment
experiences of both Caucasian and African-American women."
"The experience of sexual harassment has not been examined in past
with such detail and with this specific group of women,” Hardin said. “This
study is a unique look at the sexual harassment experiences of women that we
expect will open new avenues of research and provide directions for possible
changes in the workplace."
Each participant will be paid $15 for completing a questionnaire and
interview lasting no more than one hour. Interviews will be conducted at The
University of Tampa. Participants will be free to stop participating at any
time, for any reason. The interview schedule is flexible (after work, during
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