Coworker Sexual Harassment Study

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Have you ever experienced unwanted sexual attention face-to-face at work and/or on e-mail, chat, social media, or other online media from a current or previous coworker? If so, you may be able to participate in a research study.

My name is Dr. Shawna Malvini Redden and I am an associate  professor at California State University, Sacramento. I’m working with a colleague, Dr. Jennifer Scarduzio, from the University of Kentucky, to understand how people experience and report sexual harassment, and handle related workplace incivility.

You may be eligible to participate in our research study about experiences of unwanted sexual attention from a current or previous coworker. If you volunteer, you will be asked to  discuss your experiences of workplace sexual harassment and how you made decisions to report to your organization (if relevant). The confidential interview will take approximately one hour and can be held face-to-face or on Zoom. The interview will be audio recorded so that we can make sure to capture your words accurately. The recording will be deleted as soon as possible and any identifying remarks you make will be deleted.

To participate, you must be at least 18 years old and have been working for 30 hours or more per week at the time of the unwanted sexual attention. To compensate you for your time, you will receive a $35 gift card to Amazon after the interview.

Your participation in this study is voluntary, and you will be able to discontinue participation at any time as well as skip questions that make you uncomfortable. All interview responses will be kept confidential and pseudonyms will be used in any presented or published research reports. This study has been approved by the California State University Sacramento Institutional Review Board (IRB). You can schedule an interview with Dr. Shawna Malvini Redden by emailing [email protected].