Exploring the Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in Academia: Experiences of Female Teachers at Higher Education Institutions

Authors

  • Samina Akhtar Assistant Professor, Department of Education, The Women University, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Saeed Shakir Lecturer, Department of Education, NUML University Multan Campus, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Syeda Tehmina Naz Bukhari Assistant Professor, Department of Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-II)45

Keywords:

Academia, Experiences, Female Teachers, Higher Education Institutions, Prevalence, Sexual Harassment

Abstract

Sexual harassment of females is a pervasive problem in academia that affects women's career prospects and overall well-being. The present study aimed to analyze female teachers' experiences regarding sexual harassment (SH) at Higher Education Institutions. The quantitative research design was employed for the current study. The study’s sample included eighty (80) female teachers selected by using the technique of convenient sampling. For the purpose of data collection, the SEQ Sexual Experiences Questionnaire, designed by Fitzgerald et al. (1995) was employed. The findings revealed that the most typical forms of sexual harassment experienced by female instructors were gender harassment and unwanted sexual pursuits. The results of this study suggested that institutions need to adopt a zero-tolerance approach towards sexual harassment and are required to take proactive measures to prevent harassment to ensure a safe and respectful culture for females in the workplace.

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Published

2023-04-26

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Akhtar, S., Shakir, S., & Bukhari, S. T. N. (2023). Exploring the Prevalence of Sexual Harassment in Academia: Experiences of Female Teachers at Higher Education Institutions. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(2), 510–518. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-II)45