Exploring the Prevalence and Effects of Sexual Harassments in Sri Lanka's Workplaces
Keywords:Sexual Harassment, Women, Workplace Personal life, Psychological impact
Purpose: The study aimed to explore the impact of sexual harassment (SH) in the workplace on the personal lives of Sri Lankan women.
Design/Methodology/Approach: The study followed a quantitative method using convenience sampling to select 351 female employees from different workplaces. Standardized instruments were used to collect data, and correlation and regression analysis were performed to examine the association between variables.
Findings: The study found that SH in the workplace had adverse effects on the personal lives of female employees, leading to psychological, physical, work-related, and interpersonal problems, including depression, anxiety, and fear, physical symptoms such as sleep disturbance, low energy, and chronic pain. Additionally, job satisfaction, productivity, motivation, and relationships with colleagues, supervisors, and clients were negatively impacted.
Originality of Research: The study highlights the significant impact of SH on the personal lives of Sri Lankan women and emphasizes the need for greater community awareness and preventative measures in the workplace.
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