Workplace Sexual Harassment in Non-Governmental Social and Development Sector a Case Study of District Peshawar, Pakistan

Article Title: Workplace Sexual Harassment in Non-Governmental Social and Development Sector a Case Study of District Peshawar, Pakistan

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32879/pjpbs.2015.1.1.33-45

Author(s): Salman Jalal

Institute(s): Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar

Journal: Peshawar Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (PJPBS) Vol 1 No 1 (2015)

Correspondence Address: Dr. Madiha Asghar | Phone+92-91-9222022 | pjpbs@icp.edu.pk

Abstract

The present study was designed to study sexual harassment, which concerns mainly with women at workplace and the reasons behind this harassment. The data were collected from different developmental organization INGO’s and NGO’s through a questionnaire. The sample of the study comprised of one hundred and eighty two (N=182) women working at different organizations with minimum experience of four years or above. The findings of the present study revealed that organizational ethics and attractiveness were found to be positively and significantly associated with sexual harassment at workplaces whereas the study showed reveal that familiarity with organization harassment policy was negatively associated with sexual harassment at workplaces. Open sitting or sitting in organizations with shut doors were not significantly associated with sexual harassment at workplace. It was concluded from the findings of the present study that organizational ethics play a highly significant role in sexual harassment against working women.

Keywords: Harassment, women, government, NGO, ethics, attraction

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