Perceptions of Sexual Harassment: The Effects of Gender, Legal Standard, and Ambivalent Sexism

  title={Perceptions of Sexual Harassment: The Effects of Gender, Legal Standard, and Ambivalent Sexism},
  author={R. Wiener and L. Hurt and B. Russell and Kotaro Mannen and C. Gasper},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  • R. Wiener, L. Hurt, +2 authors C. Gasper
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Law and Human Behavior
  • This research tests the possibility that the reasonable woman as compared to the reasonable person test of hostile work environment sexual harassment interacts with hostile and benevolent sexist beliefs and under some conditions triggers protectionist attitudes toward women who complain of sexual harassment, We administered to a sample of undergraduates the ambivalent sexism inventory along with the fact patterns in two harassment cases and asked them to make legally relevant decisions under… CONTINUE READING
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