Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Increasing the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention through learner engagement
by Garman, Anya M., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 97; 1523174
Abstract (Summary)

Previous research on the effectiveness of sexual harassment prevention training has shown mixed results. While gender differences can account for some of these positive and negative results, very little has been done to look at the instructional design of the training programs; specifically the approach and language of course materials. Sexual assault prevention training has yielded success using a non-accusatory or bystander approach, increasing both engagement and positive attitudes towards the training. The current study measured the effectiveness by applying the bystander approach to sexual harassment training using bystander language in an interactive tabletop exercise. Pre and post-tests results found. that participants in the engagement condition had higher satisfaction scores and a greater magnitude of change between and post test scores than in the non-engagement condition. However, the results could only support a general trend when looking at the use of bystander versus accusatory language.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Warren, Christopher R.
Commitee: Hartley, Cheryl, Whitney, David J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Occupational psychology
Keywords: Bystander, Learner engagement, Sexual harassment, Training
Publication Number: 1523174
ISBN: 9781303204395
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