Sexual Experiences Questionnaire-Workplace (SEQ-W)

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.

High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

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

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale of frequency.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

The sum of each subscale is calculated and then weighted by the frequency of each of the events.

PRIMARY CITATION:

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

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

HIGH
Total Score: 5.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

High

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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