SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND JOB ATTITUDES IN TERTIARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

Moses M. Adagbabiri, Ugo C. OKOLIE

Abstract


The study examined the relationship between sexual harassment and job attitudes in Tertiary Educational Institutions in Delta State. The specific objective of the study was to determine the extent to which sexual harassment influence job satisfaction, employees' commitment and job
engagement in Tertiary Institutions in Delta State. In pursuance of the objectives, the population of the study comprised all the academic and non-academic staff of Delta State University Abraka, Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-uku and Delta State College of Education Agbor in Delta State. The sample size of three hundred and fifty two (352) was selected from the
population of the study through a random sampling technique. Structured questionnaire was used to collect the needed information from the sampled respondents. Out of the three hundred and fifty two (352) sampled, only 186 of them indicated that they have experienced sexual harassment. Hence, the information elicited from the 186 respondents was used to hypothesize the relationship between sexual harassment, and job satisfaction, employees' commitment and job engagement in tertiary institutions in Delta State through regression analysis. The findings
of the study showed that sexual harassment negatively and significantly impacts job satisfaction, employees' commitment and job engagement in tertiary institutions in Delta State. On the basis of these findings, the study recommended that management of tertiary institutions in Delta State should develop a clear policy for prevention and tackling of sexual harassment,
making sure everyone is aware of and understands the policy, treat sexual harassment as a health and safety issue and monitor policy implementation in order to enhance employees' job attitude.

Keywords


sexual harassment, job attitudes, job satisfaction, employees' commitment, job engagement.

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