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A study on knowledge and victimization experience of sexual harassment in the service industries: Comparing recent female Mainland Chinese immigrants with locally-born women

The proposal describes a 12 month mixed methods study on the topic “A study on knowledge and victimization experience of sexual harassment in the service industries: Comparing recent Mainland Chinese immigrants with locally-born women.” Our conceptual model examines (1) how organizational and job context and sexual harassment knowledge shape sexual harassment experience, and (2) how outcomes of such experience are mediated by help-seeking behavior. Recent female Mainland Chinese immigrants are increasingly recognized as a socially vulnerable group. Paid work enables them some economic independence and therefore protection against social marginalization, but they are likely to be more vulnerable than their locally-born counterparts in the workplace. Recent female migrants from Mainland China are more likely to be concentrated in service, sales work and elementary occupations which involve interaction with co-workers and customers – in short, high risk areas for workplace sexual harassment. Understanding these women’s knowledge, perception, experience and responses in relation to sexual harassment is therefore directly related to their ability to maintain economically active as well as general health and psychological well-being.

Commencement Date : 2017/1
Completion Date : 2017/12
Chief Investigator(s) : Chan, H.N. Annie *
Co-Investigator(s) : Dr CHAN, Kit Wa Anita 陳潔華 [SSC]
Cheung, Francis *
Lun, Vivian *
Choi, Kimberley *
Keyword(s) : Sexual Harassment   victimization   female mainland Chinese immigrants   workplace  




*Investigator from an outside institution/organization


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