The military environment

Risk factors for women's non-fatal assaults

Anne G. Sadler, Brenda M. Booth, Brian L. Cook, James C. Torner, Bradley Doebbeling

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Abstract

Little is known regarding environmental exposures for non-fatal violence toward women in the workplace. We sought to identify factors associated with non-fatal physical assault occurring to women during military service. A cross-sectional telephone survey of a national sample of 558 women veterans who served in Vietnam and subsequent eras of military service was conducted; 537 women were interviewed. Twenty-three percent experienced non-fatal physical assault during military service. Rates of assault were consistent across eras of service. Military environmental exposures, including sexual harassment allowed by officers (P <0.0001) and unwanted sexual advances while on duty (P <.0001) and in sleeping quarters (P <0.0001), were independent risk factors for assault. Environmental factors in the military workplace, including leadership behavior, appeared to promote violence toward military women. Such occupational factors can be identified and should be eliminated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-334
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume43
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Environmental Exposure
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Sexual Harassment
Vietnam
Veterans
Telephone
Cross-Sectional Studies

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  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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The military environment : Risk factors for women's non-fatal assaults. / Sadler, Anne G.; Booth, Brenda M.; Cook, Brian L.; Torner, James C.; Doebbeling, Bradley.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2001, p. 325-334.

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Sadler, Anne G. ; Booth, Brenda M. ; Cook, Brian L. ; Torner, James C. ; Doebbeling, Bradley. / The military environment : Risk factors for women's non-fatal assaults. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2001 ; Vol. 43, No. 4. pp. 325-334.
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