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A picture is worth one thousand words: introduction of the Sexual Harassment Inventory of Photographic Stimuli

Shaffer, Michael John (2021) A picture is worth one thousand words: introduction of the Sexual Harassment Inventory of Photographic Stimuli. Masters thesis, Northern Arizona University.

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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment has been brought to the forefront of the minds of the American populace. Ambivalent Sexism Theory describes the interaction between two types of sexism, Benevolent Sexism and Hostile Sexism, which facilitates the continuation of sexist sentiments within our society. Research suggests, however, that individual perception plays a large role in whether a person labels an act as sexually harassing. Historically, methods for assessing perceptual data on sexual harassment has relied on verbal interviews or written surveys, which can be limiting in the breadth of populations in which researchers can utilize these tools. The popularity of pictorial stimulus measures has revealed the versatility of utilizing pictures to gather data from a variety of individuals and in diverse settings. The current study seeks to validate a novel pictorial stimulus package (the Sexual Harassment Inventory of Pictorial Stimulus; SHIPS) for use in sexual harassment perception research.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Publisher’s Statement: © Copyright is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Keywords: pictorial measure; sexual harassment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Student
Department/Unit: Graduate College > Theses and Dissertations
College of Social and Behavioral Science > Psychological Sciences
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 16:24
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 16:24
URI: https://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/5662

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