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Female law enforcement officers who have strong social bonds with their colleagues can reduce the effect that sexual harassment has on job satisfaction. We test social bond theory to examine the relationship between sexual harassment and job satisfaction from a sample of n=109 active duty male and female police and correctional officers. Law enforcement personnel are thought to be particularly vulnerable to stressors on the job, like sexual harassment, but they can significantly benefit from strong departmental and colleague support. With some progress toward gender equity, this study shows that female officers still face barriers that are linked to this predominantly male dominated career.


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"Women in Law Enforcement: Subverting Sexual Harassment with Social Bonds." Women & Criminal Justice. 22.3 (2012): 226-238.

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Rhode Island College

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Rhode Island College