Master of Arts (MA)
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This study explores the relationship between professorial awareness of personal power and the likelihood of labeling professor/student dating and repeated requests for dates by a professor as sexual harassment. Data from a sample of UNLV teaching faculty (N = 276) suggests that professors who have higher levels of awareness of the personal power which they hold over students were more likely than professors with low levels of power awareness to label professor/student dating as well as repeated requests for dates by a professor as sexual harassment. Further it was found that differences in level of power awareness explained away gender differences the labeling of sexual harassment. When controlling for level of power awareness women were no more likely than men to label repeated requests for dates by a professor as sexual harassment.
Consensual; Consensual Relationships; Dating; Harassment; Perceptions; Power; Professor; Professor-student Dating; Professorship; Relationships; Sexual; Students
Sociology; Women's studies
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Monson, Melissa J, "Power and the professorship: Perceptions of sexual harassment" (1994). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 359.