Unique and Joint Effects of Sexual and Racial Harassment on College Students' Well-Being Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined the sexual harassment (SH) and racial harassment (RH) experiences of Asian, Black, multiracial, and White male and female college students (N = 2,009). Research questions were (a) Do sex and race influence the frequency of SH and RH; (b) Do SH and RH have unique, additive, and=or interactive effects on psychological outcomes; and (c) Do sex and race moderate the relationship between SH=RH and psychological well-being? Analyses indicated that SH=RH frequency varied as a result of one's combined sex-race identity, SH=RH had individual, additive, and interactive effects on psychological well-being, and both sex and race moderate the relationships between harassment and well-being. Further, three-way interactions of sex, race, and harassment type were found for the prediction of wellbeing indicators. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Buchanan, N. T., Bergman, M. E., Bruce, T. A., Woods, K. C., & Lichty, L. L.

citation count

  • 45

complete list of authors

  • Buchanan, NiCole T||Bergman, Mindy E||Bruce, Tamara A||Woods, Krystle C||Lichty, Lauren L

publication date

  • January 2009