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Document ID (ISN)108778
CIS number 08-1486
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rauscher K.J.
Title Workplace violence against adolescent workers in the US
Bibliographic information July 2008, Vol.51, No.7, p.539-544. 37 ref.
Abstract In this study of workplace violence among adolescent workers in the United States, survey data from 1171 young persons aged 14-17 were analysed using descriptive statistics to investigate the incidence of physical attacks, verbal threats and sexual harassment, and to identify their perpetrators. Nearly one-third of respondents experienced some form of workplace violence: 25% were verbally threatened, 10% physically attacked and 10% sexually harassed. Significant demographic differences were found. The most common perpetrators of physical attacks and verbal threats were customers while sexual harassment most often came from co-workers. Since young persons are likely to be more vulnerable, workplace violence prevention that target adolescent workers should be made a priority.
Descriptors (primary) USA; young persons; risk factors; violence
Descriptors (secondary) human behaviour; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; frequency rates; sexual harassment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Sexual harassment
Violence
Violence and terrorism