In this study, the effects of restrictive emotionality on men's emotional appraisal of approach- and rejection-based sexual harassment vignettes were examined in a sample of undergraduate men (N = 346). The effects of perpetrator sex and men's sensitivity in perceiving sexual harassment on these appraisals were also explored. Results suggest that each of these variables could influence men's appraisals of sexual harassment, although significance was dependent on the type of emotional appraisal (i.e., fear, anger, or arousal) as well as on the intent of the harassment (i.e., approach- or rejection-based harassment). Results also suggest that one's perception of an experience as sexual harassment could moderate the association between restrictive emotionality and appraisal of a sexual harassment victimization experience.
- Restrictive emotionality
- Sexual harassment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology