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PREVALENCE OF MALE SEXUAL HARASSMENT AMONG FEMALE SPORTS PARTICIPANTS IN GREECE

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Author(s): Stiliani Chroni | Kari Fasting

Journal: Inquiries in Sport & Physical Education
ISSN 1790-3041

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 288;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Sexual harassment | females | athletes | exercisers | Greece

ABSTRACT
This article presents data from a study that surveyed gender relations in sports. The main objective of the paper is to explore the prevalence of sexual harassment performed by men toward Greek female athletes and exercisers. Three hundred and eight women (Mage = 21.45) who were active in sports either at the in-ternational level, the national level, or were exercisers, participated in the study. The results show that overall 71.5% of the participants had experienced some form of sexually harassing behavior from a man. Experiences of sexual harassment performed by men both inside and outside the sport domain were reported. While, variations among athletes’ performance levels and sexual harassment from men outside sport were significant (p
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