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Title: Workplace Sexual Harassment in Two General Hospitals in Taiwan: The Incidence, Perception, and Gender Differences
Authors: Jyh-Sheng Lin
Chih-Ken Chen
Liang-Jen Wang
Yi-Chen Sheng
Pei-Wen Lu
Yi-Ting Chen
Huei-Jun Chen
Contributors: 國立臺灣海洋大學:教育研究所
Keywords: Family
Coworker
Gender
Hospital
Patient
Sexual harassment
Date: 2012
Issue Date: 2018-06-04T08:03:41Z
Publisher: Journal of Occupational Health
Abstract: Abstract: Objectives: The aims of this study were to examine sexual harassment (SH) among hospital staffs in Taiwan, in terms of three-month incidence rate, the frequency of each type and the perception of SH, perpetrated by coworkers, patients and patients’ families and to investigate the gender differences for these issues. Methods: The subjects were employees at two general hospitals in Taiwan. The self-administered “Hospital Sexual Harassment Questionnaire” was sent to eligible staff, and the voluntary respondents answered the questionnaire anonymously. There were 536 respondents available for analysis, with an overall response rate of 43.4%. Results: The three-month incidence rates of SH by coworkers, patients, and patients’ families in our study population were 2.4, 4.3, and 1.7%, respectively. Telling sexual jokes was the most common type of SH. The males had greater opportunities to be exposed to porn videos by their coworkers. The females were more frequently exposed to sex jokes and remarks made by patients and their family members and unwanted physical touching by patients in the workplace. There were significant differences with regard to the perception of sex jokes and sexually explicit verbal descriptions as SH or not between genders. Conclusions: The information in this study can be a helpful reference for administrators in hospitals when they are establishing education plans and policies. It might be possible to prevent sexual harassment and misunderstandings between genders and to further avoid the negative impact on the emotional well-being of workers in hospitals.
Relation: 54(1) pp.56-63
URI: http://ntour.ntou.edu.tw:8080/ir/handle/987654321/46762
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