Sexual Safety of Women in the Military Reserve: Perceptions of Threats and Support

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/291018
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sexual Safety of Women in the Military Reserve: Perceptions of Threats and Support
Author(s):
Arndt, Roxanne M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Appha-at-Large
Author Details:
Roxanne M. Arndt, PhD, armynurse1989@gmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore perceptions reserve military women have about threats to their sexual safety and the support that they perceive is available to them should they choose to report to a sexual assault or harassment. Descriptive phenomenology provided the philosophical underpinning for this study.  Military women represent a group at risk for victimization during their service. Sexual violence within the ranks of the military is a systemic problem. Personal safety is a significant occupational health issue for women in the military. Participants were United States Military women from a variety of military ranks with varied experiences throughout their careers  (n=16). Data was collected using digitally recorded semi-structured interviews. Data analysis was done following Colazzi’s six-step method of data analysis. The overarching theme for the study was: military environments differ from civilian environments resulting in military women experiencing a greater sense of risk to their sexual safety and finding it more difficult to get support when they are assaulted or harassed. Four themes supported the overarching theme, military women are vulnerable, men may not follow civilian rules of behavior, the military handles complaints of harassment and sexual assault differently than the civilian work environment, and leaders may be barriers to women experiencing support. Each them had one or more subthemes discussed in detail.
Keywords:
Military women; sexual assault; sexual harassment
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSexual Safety of Women in the Military Reserve: Perceptions of Threats and Supporten_GB
dc.contributor.authorArndt, Roxanne M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Appha-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsRoxanne M. Arndt, PhD, armynurse1989@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/291018-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore perceptions reserve military women have about threats to their sexual safety and the support that they perceive is available to them should they choose to report to a sexual assault or harassment. Descriptive phenomenology provided the philosophical underpinning for this study.&nbsp; Military women represent a group at risk for victimization during their service. Sexual violence within the ranks of the military is a systemic problem. Personal safety is a significant occupational health issue for women in the military. Participants were United States Military women from a variety of military ranks with varied experiences throughout their careers&nbsp; <i>(n=16)</i>. Data was collected using digitally recorded semi-structured interviews. Data analysis was done following Colazzi&rsquo;s six-step method of data analysis. The overarching theme for the study was: <i>military environments differ from civilian environments resulting in military women experiencing a greater sense of risk to their sexual safety and finding it more difficult to get support when they are assaulted or harassed. </i>Four themes supported the overarching theme, <i>military women are vulnerable, men may not follow civilian rules of behavior, the military handles complaints of harassment and sexual assault differently than the civilian work environment, and leaders may be barriers to women experiencing support. </i>Each them had one or more subthemes discussed in detail.<i><br /="/"></i>en_GB
dc.subjectMilitary womenen_GB
dc.subjectsexual assaulten_GB
dc.subjectsexual harassmenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:26:41Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:26:41Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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