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Modified Worksite Harassment Tool

Modified Worksite Harassment Tool is a 7-item self-reported measure about whether women have ever been discouraged or prevented from going to work and whether they have ever been harassed at work in-person or by phone, thus identifying possible consequences of intimate partner violence. The measure asks about various abuse tactics used by intimate partners against working women. This measure is a modified version of the tool developed by McFarlane et al. (2000). When administering the questionnaire, the difference between being bothered and being abused by an intimate partner is clarified to respondents.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. Have you been bothered by your spouse or intimate partner?
2. Has your spouse or intimate partner ever come to your worksite and bothered you at work?
3. Has your spouse or intimate partner called you on the telephone and bothered you at work?
4. Have you been late for work or left work early because of abuse by your spouse or intimate partner?
5. Have you ever missed work because of abuse by your spouse or intimate partner?
6. Have you gotten into trouble at work related to reasons caused by abuse from your spouse or intimate partner?
7. Have you lost a job because of abuse from your spouse or intimate partner?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 0

Scoring Procedures

The total tool score is calculated by summing the individual item scores, ranging from 0 to 7, with a higher score indicating greater abuse. A score of 0 indicates that a woman is not a victim of intimate partner violence at the workplace.

Original Citation

Al-Modallal, H., Hall, L., & Anderson, D. (2008). Psychometric properties of a modified version of a worksite harassment tool-Preliminary findings. Workplace Health & Safety, 56(7), 309-316. https://doi.org/10.3928/08910162-20080701-0

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