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Sexual Harassment in the Military

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Kristin M. Arterbridge
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Smith Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19719
kristinm@udel.edu


Laing et al. (1966) consider people’s perception of themselves as a “direct perspective.” The perception of other is labeled by Laing et al. (1966) as the “meta-perspective.” This presentation compares meta-perceptions and direct perceptions of twelve, six female and six male, military members using qualitative in-depth interviewing. Results of this study were determined in two ways; perceptual agreement and perceptual understanding. Results indicate that when defining sexual harassment, male and female military members do not agree on the definitions of sexual harassment but they do understand what the opposite sex perceives as sexual harassment. Results also indicate that when describing perceptions of sexual harassment, the female meta-perspectives and male direct perspectives demonstrate perceptual understanding and are considered congruent. However, the male meta-perspectives and the female direct perspectives are considered simultaneously congruent and non-congruent. Thus, results indicate that a great deal of perceptual understanding exists among the female and male military members regarding their definitions and perceptions of sexual harassment, however, from a communicative perspective, it is misunderstandings of intention or perception of communicative behaviors that may lead to accusations of sexual harassment. Contrary to common assumptions about misunderstandings leading to sexual harassment, the results from this paper indicate that male and female military members understand how the opposite sex defines and perceive sexual harassment, although they have different definitions and perceptions of sexual harassment. Implications for policy regarding sexual harassment are discussed.
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Arterbridge, Kristin. "Sexual Harassment in the Military" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 31, 2006 <Not Available>. 2013-12-16 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p153899_index.html>

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Arterbridge, K. M. , 2006-10-31 "Sexual Harassment in the Military" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA <Not Available>. 2013-12-16 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p153899_index.html

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Abstract: Kristin M. Arterbridge
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Smith Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19719
kristinm@udel.edu


Laing et al. (1966) consider people’s perception of themselves as a “direct perspective.” The perception of other is labeled by Laing et al. (1966) as the “meta-perspective.” This presentation compares meta-perceptions and direct perceptions of twelve, six female and six male, military members using qualitative in-depth interviewing. Results of this study were determined in two ways; perceptual agreement and perceptual understanding. Results indicate that when defining sexual harassment, male and female military members do not agree on the definitions of sexual harassment but they do understand what the opposite sex perceives as sexual harassment. Results also indicate that when describing perceptions of sexual harassment, the female meta-perspectives and male direct perspectives demonstrate perceptual understanding and are considered congruent. However, the male meta-perspectives and the female direct perspectives are considered simultaneously congruent and non-congruent. Thus, results indicate that a great deal of perceptual understanding exists among the female and male military members regarding their definitions and perceptions of sexual harassment, however, from a communicative perspective, it is misunderstandings of intention or perception of communicative behaviors that may lead to accusations of sexual harassment. Contrary to common assumptions about misunderstandings leading to sexual harassment, the results from this paper indicate that male and female military members understand how the opposite sex defines and perceive sexual harassment, although they have different definitions and perceptions of sexual harassment. Implications for policy regarding sexual harassment are discussed.

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