(xxiv) Sexual harassment prevention

Key and recent overviews

Campbell, Helen, and Suzi Chinnery. (2018). What works? Preventing & Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Rapid Review of Evidence. Canberra: CARE Australia.

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Magley, V. J., Fitzgerald, L. F., Salisbury, J., Drasgow, F. R. I. T. Z., & Zickar, M. J. (2013). Changing sexual harassment within organizations via training interventions: Suggestions and empirical data. In R.J. Burke and C.L. Cooper (Eds.), The fulfilling workplace: The organization’s role in achieving individual and organizational health, (pp. 225-246). London, UK: Routledge.

Mayer, M., Mott, H., Henderson, A., Marren, C., & Bazeley, A. (2020). Tackling sexual harassment in the workplace: Report on employer actions to prevent and respond to workplace sexual harassment. The Fawcett Society: https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=8eabc7f1-07c0-4d7e-9206-de431524301e

McDonald, P., Charlesworth, S., & Graham, T. (2015). Developing a framework of effective prevention and response strategies in workplace sexual harassment. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53(1): 41-58.

Roehling, M. V., & Huang, J. (2018). Sexual harassment training effectiveness: An interdisciplinary review and call for research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(2), 134-150.

World Bank. (2022). Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment (GBVH) in the Education Sector (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/099956312022224443/idu0a2be669708cc204a170ad9e0cce8fb511448

Zelin, A. I., & Magley, V. J. (2020). Sexual Harassment Training: Why it (Currently) Doesn’t Work and What Can Be Done. Journal: Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan, 1-21.


Further works

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Antecol, H., and D. Cobb-Clark. (2003). Does Sexual Harassment Training Change Attitudes? A view from the Federal level. Social Science Quarterly, 84(4), December.

Asgharzadeh, A. (2014). Morality Framing and Sexual Harassment Training Effectiveness. Masters thesis, San Diego State University.

Bainbridge, H. T., Perry, E. L., & Kulik, C. T. (2018). Sexual harassment training: explaining differences in Australian and US approaches. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 56(1), 124-147.

Baridon, Andrea R., and David R. Eyler. (1996). Sexual Harassment Awareness Training: 60 Practical Activities for Trainers. McGraw-Hill.

Berthet, V. (2022). Mobilization against Sexual Harassment in the European Parliament: The MeTooEP campaign. European Journal of Women’s Studies, 29(2), 331-346. doi:10.1177/13505068211049286

Best, C. L., Smith, D. W., Raymond Sr, J. R., Greenberg, R. S., & Crouch, R. K. (2010). Preventing and responding to complaints of sexual harassment in an academic health center: a 10-year review from the Medical University of South Carolina. Academic Medicine, 85(4), 721-727.

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