Sexual harassment and generalized workplace abuse among university employees : Prevalence and mental health correlates.
This study hypothesized that interpersonal workplace stressors involving sexual harassment and generalized workplace abuse are highly prevalent and significantly linked with mental health outcomes including symptomatic distress, the use and abuse of alcohol, and other drug use.
Employees in 4 university occupational groups (faculty, student, clerical, and service workers ; n=2492) were surveyed by means of a mailed self-report instrument.
Cross-tabular and ordinary least squares and logistic regression analyses examined the prevalence of harassment and abuse and their association with mental health status.
The data show high rates of harassment and absue.
Among faculty, females were subjected to higher rates ; among clerical and service workers, males were subjected to higher rates.
Male and female clerical and service workers experienced higher levels of particularly severe mistreatment.
Generalized abuse was more prevalent than harassment for all groups.
Both harassment for all groups.
Both harassment and abuse were significantly linked to most mental health outcomes for men and women.
Interpersonally abusive workplace dynamics constitute a significant public health problem than merits increased intervention and prevention strategies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Université, Milieu universitaire, Lieu travail, Harcèlement sexuel, Employé, Médecine travail, Homme, Interaction sociale, Psychopathologie, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Stress
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, University, University environment, Work place, Sexual harassment, Employee, Occupational medicine, Human, Social interaction, Psychopathology, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Stress
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0164684
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 16/11/1999.