Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 461–484

Estimating the Organizational Costs of Sexual Harassment: The Case of the U.S. Army

  • Robert H. Faley
  • Deborah Erdos Knapp
  • Gary A. Kustis
  • Cathy L. Z. Dubois

DOI: 10.1023/A:1022987119277

Cite this article as:
Faley, R.H., Knapp, D.E., Kustis, G.A. et al. Journal of Business and Psychology (1999) 13: 461. doi:10.1023/A:1022987119277


A general model for estimating the organizational costs of sexual harassment in the workplace is proposed along with model-specific costing formulas. A partial implementation of the model is applied to sexual harassment incidence data for the Army gathered as part of a large-scale survey of the U.S. military services. Results indicate that the total annual cost of sexual harassment in the U.S. Army in 1988 was over $250,000,000. Organizational implications are discussed.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert H. Faley
    • 1
  • Deborah Erdos Knapp
    • 2
  • Gary A. Kustis
    • 3
  • Cathy L. Z. Dubois
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Administrative ScienceKent State UniversityKent
  2. 2.Cleveland State UniversityUSA
  3. 3.O'Brien Passen & AssociatesUSA
  4. 4.Kent State UniversityUSA

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