Hiding in plain sight: sexual harassment in sport

Engelberg, Terry, and Moston, Stephen (2016) Hiding in plain sight: sexual harassment in sport. In: Barry, Michael, Skinner, James, and Engelberg, Terry, (eds.) Research Handbook of Employment Relations in Sport. Research Handbooks in Business and Management Series . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 295-309.

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Abstract

Sexual harassment is a social issue that can evoke highly polarized attitudes (Engelberg & Moston, 1997). To some it is a serious problem, requiring draconian actions with implications for all personal relationships within the workplace. Yet to others, it is an issue that is both trivial and humorous. These differing positions are, in part, due to the different ways in which we understand what is meant by sexual harassment. Over the last few decades, the media have compounded this confusion, with stories being featured more for their titillation value rather than their actual significance or representativeness. While these problems are characteristic of many other social issues, they are especially significant within the context of sexual harassment since it is still a relatively new phenomenon.

Item ID: 42280
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78347-045-7
Keywords: sexual harassment, organizational behaviour, sport, employment relations
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 23:32
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour @ 35%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1504 Commercial Services > 150404 Sport and Leisure Management @ 30%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology @ 35%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950102 Organised Sports @ 100%
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