Event Title

Female Bartenders' Perceptions of Sexual Harassment by Male Patrons

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

2-4-2014 3:30 PM

Description

This preliminary research examines the perceptions of three female bartenders in one bar in Grand Rapids, MI regarding sexual harassment they’ve experienced from male bar patrons. This exploratory qualitative study identified the following key themes from interviews: 1) the participants’ definition of sexual harassment; 2) their feelings about their jobs as female bartenders; 3) their perceptions of the men who harass them; 4) how their significant others feel about their work; 5) the actions taken when a harassment incident occurs, and 6) the importance of setting personal boundaries with customers.

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Apr 2nd, 3:30 PM

Female Bartenders' Perceptions of Sexual Harassment by Male Patrons

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

This preliminary research examines the perceptions of three female bartenders in one bar in Grand Rapids, MI regarding sexual harassment they’ve experienced from male bar patrons. This exploratory qualitative study identified the following key themes from interviews: 1) the participants’ definition of sexual harassment; 2) their feelings about their jobs as female bartenders; 3) their perceptions of the men who harass them; 4) how their significant others feel about their work; 5) the actions taken when a harassment incident occurs, and 6) the importance of setting personal boundaries with customers.