The Sexual Harassment of Female Active-Duty Personnel: Effects on Job Satisfaction and Intentions to Remain in the Military
This paper examines the relationship between sexual harassment and the job satisfaction and intended turnover of active-duty women in the US military. Using single-equation probit models, we find that experiencing a sexually harassing behavior is associated with reduced job satisfaction and heightened intentions to leave the military. However, bivariate probit results indicate that failing to control for individuals’ unobserved, time-invariant characteristics leads single-equation estimates to be overstated. Similarly, controlling for women's views about whether they have been sexually harassed reduces the single-equation estimates of the effect of the harassing behavior itself on job satisfaction and intentions to leave the military.
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Antecol, Heather, and Deborah Cobb-Clark. “The Sexual Harassment of Female Active-Duty Personnel: Effects on Job Satisfaction and Intentions to Remain in the Military." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 61.1 (2006): 55-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2004.11.006