Self-reported proclivity to harass as a moderator of the effectiveness of sexual harassment-prevention training

Psychol Rep. 2001 Feb;88(1):85-8. doi: 10.2466/pr0.2001.88.1.85.


The interaction between the likelihood of males engaging in sexual harassment and the effectiveness of a 1-hr. sexual harassment-prevention training was explored in a laboratory study. An interaction of scores on the Likelihood to Sexually Harass Scale and training condition for 90 undergraduate men was found, such that sexual harassment-prevention training had a small negative effect on the attitudes of males with a high proclivity to harass.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Random Allocation
  • Self Disclosure*
  • Sexual Behavior / psychology*
  • Sexual Harassment / prevention & control*
  • Sexual Harassment / psychology*
  • Teaching*