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Experiences and coping responses of sexual harassment among Puerto Rican female student-athletes.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Enid A. Rodriguez Nogueras (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Diane Gill

Abstract: The central purpose of this study was to explore sexual harassment experiences and behavioral responses among collegiate female student-athletes. This study extended previous research to a different cultural context, and used a different conceptual framework (i.e., Fitzgerald et al.’s three-factor structural model) to understand sexual harassment behaviors and coping responses in sport settings. Specifically, two psychology surveys reflecting the frequency of incidents and coping responses for the three behavioral elements of sexual harassment (gender harassment, unwanted sexual attention, and sexual coercion) were integrated into the Sexual Experiences Questionnaire for Sport (SEQ-Sport).

The central purpose of this study was to explore sexual harassment experiences and behavioral responses among collegiate female student-athletes. This study extended previous research to a different cultural context, and used a different conceptual framework (i.e., Fitzgerald et al.’s three-factor structural model) to understand sexual harassment behaviors and coping responses in sport settings. Specifically, two psychology surveys reflecting the frequency of incidents and coping responses for the three behavioral elements of sexual harassment (gender harassment, unwanted sexual attention, and sexual coercion) were integrated into the Sexual Experiences Questionnaire for Sport (SEQ-Sport).

The theoretical framework used in this study expanded the understanding of sexual harassment in sports. In addition, as the first attempt to investigate sexual harassment in Puerto Rican sport, this study fills a gap in the sport literature about the manifestations of sexual harassment and coping responses in a particular cultural context.

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Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
female student-athletes, harassment coping responses, Puerto Rican athletes, Sexual harassment
Subjects
Women college students $x Attitudes.
Sexual harassment of women.
Women athletes.
Puerto Ricans $z United States.
Sex discrimination in sports.
College sports.