Race as a moderator in a model of sexual harassment: an empirical test. Academic Article uri icon


  • L. F. Fitzgerald, C. L. Hulin, and F. Drasgow (1995) proposed that victim characteristics, such as race, might moderate the relationships between sexual harassment and its job, psychological, and health status outcomes. This study describes 2 theoretical positions, tokenism and double jeopardy, that could account for this possible moderation by race, as well as the alternative view that no moderating effects exist. The effects of race are empirically examined through simultaneous path analysis. Results indicate that whereas mean levels of harassment differ across race, the phenomenon of sexual harassment unfolds similarly across races; race is not a moderator of the relationships between sexual harassment and the variables proposed as its antecedents and outcomes.

published proceedings

  • J Occup Health Psychol

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Bergman, M. E., & Drasgow, F

citation count

  • 44

complete list of authors

  • Bergman, Mindy E||Drasgow, Fritz

publication date

  • April 2003