Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 95–110 | Cite as

Is Workplace Harassment Hazardous to Your Health?

  • Kathleen M. RospendaEmail author
  • Judith A. Richman
  • Jennifer L. Z. Ehmke
  • Kenneth W. Zlatoper


We examined cross-sectional and lagged effects of sexual harassment (SH) and generalized workplace harassment (GWH) on incidence of self-reported illness, injury, or assault in a sample of over 1,500 university employees. SH and GWH, but not other job stressors, were related to increased odds of illness, injury, or assault. This was true when SH, GWH, and illness, injury, or assault were measured at the same time point, as well as when SH and GWH were measured in year prior to illness, injury, or assault.


workplace harassment occupational stress health safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen M. Rospenda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Judith A. Richman
    • 1
  • Jennifer L. Z. Ehmke
    • 1
  • Kenneth W. Zlatoper
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric Institute (M/C 912)University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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