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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

On-line version ISSN 1989-7790Print version ISSN 0465-546X

Abstract

MANSILLA IZQUIERDO, Fernando. Sexual harassment at work in Civil Service. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2014, vol.60, n.235, pp.335-343. ISSN 1989-7790.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0465-546X2014000200006.

Introduction: Defined non-verbal or physical sexual harassment is any verbal sexual behavior, unwanted that violates the dignity of a person and creates an intimidating, humiliating or offensive environment. This is an unexpected, unacceptable and offensive behavior. Objetive: Explore the characteristics of sexual harassment in the civil service and its consequences. Method: The sample of this research has been composed for Civil Service employees: Local, Regional and Central. The sample of this descriptive study was formed by employees of public authorities: Local, Regional and Central. They applied the Sociodemographic Questionnaire and Questionnaire Sexual Harassment and those who scored positively on the Questionnaire of Sexual Harassment an interview was conducted and were administered a Questionnaire Consequences of Sexual Harassment, the Beck Depression Inventory and the State/Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). The application of the instruments used was performed individually. Results: The demographic characteristics of the sample that participated in the study result that the profile of the abused is a woman between 20 and 40 years old, single or separate, with baccalaureate/FP or degree training and administrative assistant. There were no significant differences in the percentage of sexual harassment between different Local, Regional and Central Administrations. 2% of the workers were victims of sexual harassment. All workers who have suffered sexual harassment have been in psychotherapy or drug treatment. They show high scores on both anxiety symptoms and depressive symptoms.

Keywords : Sexual Harassment; Civil Service; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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