The Sexual Experiences Questionnaire-Workplace (SEQ-W) measure is a 17-item measure designed to assess the frequency of sexual harassment that women experience while at work. This measure is a revised version of the Sexual Experiences Questionnaire. It includes three dimensions of workplace sexual harassment: gender harassment, unwanted sexual attention, and sexual coercion.
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Have you ever been in a situation where a supervisor or coworker (gave you/attempted to/made/was found)...
Subscale: Gender harassment
1. … told suggestive stories
2. … made crude sexual remarks
3. … made offensive remarks
4. … displayed offensive materials
5. … made sexist comments
Subscale: Unwanted sexual attention
6. … attempted to discuss sex
7. … unwanted sexual attention
8. … staring, leering at you
9. … attempts to establish a sexual relationship
10. … repeated requests for drinks, dinner, despite rejection
11. … touching in a way that made you feel uncomfortable
12. … attempts to stroke or fondle
Subscale: Sexual coercion
13. … subtly bribed you
14. … subtly threatened you
15. … made it necessary to cooperate to be well treated
16. … made you afraid of poor treatment if you didn't cooperate
17. … experienced consequences for refusing
5-point Likert scale of frequency.
The sum of each subscale is calculated and then weighted by the frequency of each of the events.
Fitzgerald, L. F., Gelfand, M. J., & Drasgow, F. (1995). Measuring Sexual Harassment: Theoretical and Psychometric Advances. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 17(4), 425-445. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15324834basp1704_2
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