Tag Archives: Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Experiences of Hospitality Interns in Ghana (Published)

The study was undertaken to investigate  experiences of  sexual harassment by hospitality  interns  in Ghana.   Phenomenology  design was employed for the study to  collect data from  final year 2020/2021 B-Tech Hospitality interns who were doing a four-month internship programme. Semi-structured interview was used and validated through peer review and re-reading.  The study revealed  that  interns were  unaware of sexual harassment policies and were not given any form of sexual harassment orientation  prior to their posting. The study further established that interns experienced sexual harassment at their various work places but refused to report  any  of  the cases. Additionally, the results of the  study  have brought to the fore that  uniforms worn by interns, their youthful ages and their attractiveness were  major causes of sexual harassment of hospitality interns. This study is important as it offers current empirical data of hospitality  interns experiences of  sexual harassment and beefed literature which seems not known to exist in a developing country, Ghana.The study recommends that Management of Technical Universities  should organise orientation on sexual harassment for interns prior to their postings so as to alert and protect them from any forms of sexual harassment.

Citation: Noble Amoako Sarkodie and  Vida Commey (2022)  Sexual Harassment Experiences  of Hospitality Interns in Ghana, European Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Vol.10, No.2, pp., 1-12

Keywords: Gender-neutral clothing, Hospitality interns, Sexual Harassment, Sexual harassment policy, expriences

Sexual Harassment Experiences of Hospitality Interns in Ghana (Published)

The study was undertaken to investigate  experiences of  sexual harassment by hospitality  interns  in Ghana.   Phenomenology  design was employed for the study to  collect data from  final year 2020/2021 B-Tech Hospitality interns who were doing a four-month internship programme. Semi-structured interview was used and validated through peer review and re-reading.  The study revealed  that  interns were  unaware of sexual harassment policies and were not given any form of sexual harassment orientation  prior to their posting. The study further established that interns experienced sexual harassment at their various work places but refused to report  any  of  the cases. Additionally, the results of the  study  have brought to the fore that  uniforms worn by interns, their youthful ages and their attractiveness were  major causes of sexual harassment of hospitality interns. This study is important as it offers current empirical data of hospitality  interns experiences of  sexual harassment and beefed literature which seems not known to exist in a developing country, Ghana.The study recommends that Management of Technical Universities  should organise orientation on sexual harassment for interns prior to their postings so as to alert and protect them from any forms of sexual harassment.

Noble Amoako Sarkodie and Vida Commey (2022) Sexual Harassment Experiences of Hospitality Interns in Ghana, European Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Vol.10, No.2, pp., 40-51

 

Keywords: Gender-neutral clothing, Hospitality interns, Sexual Harassment, Sexual harassment policy, expriences

I got my Vengeance: Sexual Harassment, Coping Strategies and Counterproductive Behaviours in Egypt (Published)

Sexual harassment is a prevailing phenomenon in Egypt. However, there is limited research on workplace sexual harassment and its consequences. The current research tries to examine the relationships between workplace sexual harassment and counterproductive work behaviours. Moreover, the moderating effect of coping strategies on these relationship is also investigated. A convenience sample on 260 working women was drawn from different work settings in Cairo, Egypt. They responded to a three-part questionnaire that assesses workplace sexual harassment, coping strategies, and counterproductive work behaviours. The results indicated that workplace sexual harassment was positively correlated with all aspects of counterproductive work behaviours. Moreover, no moderation effects were obtained for different coping strategies. These results were discussed in the light of the extant theoretical and empirical literature. In addition, limitation, future research and conclusion are also reported.

Keywords: Coping Strategies, Egypt, Sexual Harassment, Workplace, counterproductive work behaviours

Marital Status as Correlate of Sexual Harassment Experiences among Athletes in Southern Nigerian Universities (Published)

The study investigated marital status as correlate of sexual harassment experiences among athletes in southern Nigerian universities using survey design. Questionnaire was utilized to collect data from the athletes (N=946). Data were analyzed using percentage and simple regression. It was found that slightly above half of unmarried athletes (51.64%) have experienced gender harassment compared to few athletes who are married (3.11%). Also, higher percentage of unmarried athletes (39.80%) has experienced unwanted sexual attention compared to the married counterparts (1.91%). Moreso, greater percentage of single or unmarried athletes (12.06%) have experienced sexual coercion compared to a very insignificant percentage of married athletes (0.47%). Marital status had significant relationship with gender harassment; unwanted sexual attention, and sexual coercion experiences of southern Nigerian universities athletes. It was recommended that athletes especially those who are single or unmarried should be protected of sexual harassment by government through strong anti-harassment laws and policies.

Keywords: Behaviour, Correlate, Married, Sexual Harassment, Single