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Appendix 1 - Working without fear: Results of the Sexual Harassment National Telephone Survey (2012)

Discrimination Sex Discrimination
Friday 14 December, 2012

Working without fear:

Results of the Sexual Harassment National Telephone Survey



Appendix 1: 2012 National Survey
questionnaire

RDD INTRODUCTION

Good [Morning/ Afternoon/ Evening].
My name is (SAY NAME) from Roy Morgan Research. We are conducting an important
study on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission. May I please speak to
the youngest male in the household aged 15 and over?

IF NECESSARY, RE-INTRODUCE

We are conducting a social survey about sexual harassment in Australian
workplaces on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

IF NECESSARY: The survey will take approximately 12 minutes and will be
used for research purposes only. Your answers will remain strictly confidential.
You will not be identified in any way in the results. Your answers will be
combined with the information from hundreds of other participants across
Australia.

IF QUERIED ABOUT HOW NAME OR NUMBER WAS SOURCED (I.E. UNLISTED NUMBER) SAY: We are contacting people from all over Australia. A computer has randomly
generated numbers for us to phone.

IF NECESSARY, ADD: We really would like to include your opinion and
experience in this survey to ensure a representative and diverse sample of
Australians.

ATSI SAMPLE INTRODUCTION

Good [Morning/ Afternoon/ Evening]. My name is (SAY NAME) from Roy Morgan
Research. May

I please speak to [SAY NAME]?

IF NECESSARY, RE-INTRODUCE

We are conducting a social survey about sexual harassment in Australian
workplaces on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission. We have received
your expression of interest to participate in this study.

IF NECESSARY: The survey will take approximately 12 minutes and will be
used for research purposes only. Your answers will remain strictly confidential.
You will not be identified in any way in the results. Your answers will be
combined with the information from hundreds of other participants across
Australia.

IF NECESSARY, ADD: We really would like to include your opinion and
experience in this survey to ensure a representative and diverse sample of
Australians.

SS SAMPLE INTRODUCTION

Good [Morning/ Afternoon/ Evening]. My name is (SAY NAME) from the Roy
Morgan Research. May

I please speak to [SAY NAME]?

IF NECESSARY, RE-INTRODUCE

We really appreciate your assistance by taking part in our National
Consumer Poll survey and would greatly appreciate your help again. We are
conducting a social survey about sexual harassment in Australian workplaces on
behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

IF NECESSARY: The survey will take approximately 12 minutes and will be
used for research purposes only. Your answers will remain strictly confidential.
You will not be identified in any way in the results. Your answers will be
combined with the information from hundreds of other participants across
Australia.

IF NECESSARY, ADD: We really would like to include your opinion and
experience in this survey to ensure a representative and diverse sample of
Australians.

ASK ALL:

I1. Would you like to participate?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Yes
CONTINUE
2
No
TERMINATE

 

IF YES CONTINUE, IF NO TERMINATE.

IF NECESSARY, SAY: Is now a good time or would it be more convenient if I
made an appointment to speak to you at another time?

IF NECESSARY, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

ASK ALL:

I2. This call may be monitored by a supervisor for training purposes.
Supervisors are bound by the same confidentiality requirements as interviewers.
Do you agree to this call being monitored?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Yes
CONTINUE
2
No
ALERT SUPERVISOR TO EXCLUDE FROM MONITORING – CONTINUE

 

IF SS RECONTACT ONLY, ASK:

SS0. Do you have a landline number?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Yes
TERMINATE
2
No
CONTINUE

 

IF RESPONDENT HAS A LANDLINE NUMBER TERMINATE, SAY:
Thank you for
your time, but we have already spoken to enough people who have a land line
number.

ASK ALL:

S1. Can you please confirm your gender?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWERS NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Male
CONTINUE
2
Female
CONTINUE
3
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________
CONTINUE

 

ALL CONTINUE

IF SEX QUOTA FULL, TERMINATE, SAY:
Thank you for your time and
assistance but we have spoken to enough males/females.

S1a. Can you please tell me your postcode?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWERS NOTE: DO NOT READ

_ _ _ _ CODE NUMERIC 1-9999

ALL CONTINUE

IF GEOGRAPHIC QUOTA FULL, TERMINATE, SAY:
Thank you for your time
and assistance but we have spoken to enough people in your area.

S1b. Which of these age groups are you in?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
15-17
GO TO PARPER
2
18-29
GO TO S2
3
30-39
GO TO S2
4
40-49
GO TO S2
5
50-64
GO TO S2
6
65+
GO TO S2
7
NONE OF THESE GROUPS
ASK FOR SOMEONE IN THE HOUSEHOLD WHO IS OVER 15 – RESTART FROM
INTRODUCTION

 

IF AGE QUOTA FULL, TERMINATE, SAY:
Thank you for your time and
assistance but we have spoken to enough people in your age group.

CODE 1 CONTINUES TO PARPER. CODE 7 RESTARTS THE INTERVIEW. ALL OTHER CODES
GO TO S2.

IF RESPONDENT IS UNDER 18 YEARS (CODE 1 ON S1b) ASK:

[Single]

Could we please speak to a parent or guardian?
INTERVIEWER NOTE: PLEASE
WAIT TO SPEAK TO PARENT OR GUARDIAN

Hello my name is _____ and I am calling from Roy Morgan Research. We are
conducting an important survey on behalf of the Australian Human Rights
Commission. This study investigates the incidence and nature of sexual
harassment in the workplace and in the process of looking for work. As the
Commission is particularly interested in including the experience and attitude
of younger people, we would like to ask your permission for your child to
participate.

PARPER

1 PARENT/ GUARDIAN AGREES

2 PARENT/ GUARDIAN DOES NOT AGREE

IF PARENT/ GUARDIAN AGREES (CODE 1 ON PARPER) SAY:

Thank you for allowing your child to participate. This survey covers
important current issues in Australia. The views of your child are very
important for this study. If you choose, you can be present while your child
completes this survey, but as it is very important that your child is allowed to
answer each question by himself/herself, please do not influence or suggest the
answers.

ENDIF

IF PARENT/ GUARDIAN DOES NOT AGREE (CODE 2 ON PARPER) SAY:

We respect and understand your reasons for deciding not to allow your
child to take part in this survey. Thank you for your assistance.

ENDIF

S2. What is the main language spoken at home?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ LIST

1
English
CONTINUE
2
Italian
CONTINUE
3
Greek
CONTINUE
4
Cantonese
CONTINUE
5
Mandarin
CONTINUE
6
Arabic
CONTINUE
7
Vietnamese
CONTINUE
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

ALL CONTINUE

READ OUT:

This is an important study of the prevalence and impact of sexual
harassment. Firstly, I would like to read the definition of Sexual Harassment.
I’d like to assure you that your answers to these questions are completely
confidential.

“Sexual harassment is an unwelcome sexual advance, unwelcome request
for sexual favours or other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature which, in the
circumstances, a reasonable person, aware of those circumstances, would
anticipate the possibility that the person would feel offended, humiliated or
intimidated.”

ASK ALL:

Q1. Have you ever personally experienced sexual harassment?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ LIST

1
Yes
CONTINUE
2
No
GO TO Q4a

 

IF CODE 1 ON Q1, ASK:

Q2. Where was that sexual harassment experienced?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: IF PERSON STATES THEY HAD
MULTIPLE EXPERIENCES ASK THEM ABOUT THE MOST RECENT EXPERIENCE

INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
At work / in the workplace
CONTINUE
2
While looking for work
CONTINUE
3
In or at a work related event (eg social event, conference)
CONTINUE
4
In the provision of goods or services (eg as a customer)
GO TO Q4a
5
In an educational institution (school, TAFE, university)
GO TO Q4a
97
Elsewhere (SPECIFY) ____________________
GO TO Q4a

 

IF CODE 1 OR 2 OR 3 ON Q2, ASK:

Q4. When did this harassment start?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST IF REQUIRED

1
Less than 1 year ago
GO TO Q5a
2
Between 1 to 2 years ago
GO TO Q5a
3
Between 2 to 3 years ago
GO TO Q5a
4
Between 3 to 4 years ago
GO TO Q5a
5
Between 4 to 5 years ago
GO TO Q5a
6
More than 5 years ago
GO TO Q5b

 

IF HAVEN’T EXPERIENCED SEXUAL HARASSMENT (CODE 2 ON Q1), OR IF HAVE
EXPERIENCED SEXUAL HARASSMENT BUT NOT IN THE WORKPLACE (CODE 4 OR 5 OR 97 ON
Q2), OR IF HAVE EXPERIENCED SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE BUT NOT IN THE
LAST FIVE YEARS (CODE 6 TO 99 ON Q4)
, ASK:

Q4a. In the last five years, have you been working or looking for
work?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Yes
GO TO Q5b
2
No
GO TO Q24

 

IF CODE 1 OR 2 OR 3 OR 4 OR 5 ON Q4, ASK:

Q5a. Out of the following, how would you describe this harassment? Please
answer Yes or No to each one of these definitions.
ANSWER YES OR NO FOR
EACH ACTION ROTATE

IF CODE 2 ON Q1, OR IF CODE 6 ON Q4 OR IF CODE 1 ON Q4a, ASK:

Q5b. In the last five years, have you experienced any of the
following in the workplace or at a work related event in a way that was
unwelcome
? Please answer Yes or No to each one.

ROTATE – STATEMENT ‘M’ SHOULD ALWAYS BE THE FINAL
STATEMENT ASKED, THE PENULTIMATE STATEMENT SHOULD BE ‘L’, AND ALL
OTHERS SHOULD BE ROTATED WITH STATEMENT ‘K’ NEVER TO BE READ
FIRST.

INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

Q5a
Q5b
1
2
1
2
COLUMNS BELOW FOR DATA PURPOSES ONLY
ROTATE READ LIST
Yes
No
Yes
No
Unwanted sexual attention
A
Unwelcome touching, hugging, cornering or kissing
Unwanted sexual attention
B
Inappropriate staring or leering that made you feel intimidated
Crude / offensive behavior
C
Sexual gestures, indecent exposure or inappropriate display of the
body
Crude / offensive behavior
D
Sexually suggestive comments or jokes that made you feel offended
Crude / offensive behavior
E
Sexually explicit pictures, posters or gifts that made you feel
offended
Unwanted sexual attention
F
Repeated or inappropriate invitations to go out on dates
Unwanted sexual attention
G
Intrusive questions about your private life or physical appearance that
made you feel offended
Crude/offensive behavior
H
Sexually explicit emails or SMS messages
Sexual assault
I
Inappropriate physical contact
Unwanted sexual attention
J
Repeated or inappropriate advances on email, social networking websites or
internet chat rooms by a work colleague
Sexual coercion
K
Requests or pressure for sex or other sexual acts
Sexual assault
L
Actual or attempted rape or sexual assault
Other
M
Any other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature (SPECIFY) _______________________

 

IF AT LEAST ONE CODE 1 ON Q5A OR Q5B, CONTINUE, OTHERS GO TO Q21

IF AT LEAST ONE CODE 1 ON Q5A OR ON Q5B, ASK:

Q5c. On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 means not at all offended and 5 means
extremely offended, overall how offended did the harassment make you
feel?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: REPEAT SCALE IF
NECESSARY

Not offended
at all
Extremely offended
Don’t know
(DO NOT READ)
1
2
3
4
5
6

 

ALL CONTINUE

Q5d. On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 means not at all intimidated and 5
means extremely intimidated, overall how intimidated did the harassment make you
feel?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: REPEAT SCALE IF
NECESSARY

Not intimidated
at all
Extremely intimidated
Don’t know
(DO NOT READ)
1
2
3
4
5
6

 

ALL CONTINUE

Q6 How old were you when the harassment happened? SINGLE
RESPONSE

_ _ _ _ CODE NUMERIC 1-99

ALL CONTINUE

Q6a. How long did the behaviour/s go on for?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
It was a one off
CONTINUE
2
Less than 1 month
CONTINUE
3
1 to 3 months
CONTINUE
4
4 to 6 months
CONTINUE
5
7 to 12 months
CONTINUE
6
More than one year
CONTINUE
7
Ongoing (continuous)
CONTINUE
8
Sporadic (comes and goes)
CONTINUE
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

Q6b. Do you know if this happened to anyone else in that same place of
work?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Yes
CONTINUE
2
No
GO TO Q7a

 

IF CODE 1 ON Q6B, ASK:

Q6c. And was the harasser the same person who harassed you?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Yes
CONTINUE
2
No
CONTINUE

 

Q6d. Thinking about your workplace at that time, would you say that this
type of behaviour was very rare, rare, occurred sometimes or was common?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: REPEAT SCALE IF
NECESSARY

1
Very rare
CONTINUE
2
Rare
CONTINUE
3
Occurred sometimes
CONTINUE
4
Common
CONTINUE
98
Don’t know (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

IF CODE 2 ON Q6b, OR IF ANY CODE ON Q6d, ASK:

Q7a. Did you seek any support or advice about this harassment that
happened to you?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Yes
CONTINUE
2
No
GO TO Q7c

 

IF CODE 1 ON Q7a, ASK:

Q7b. If YES, who did you seek assistance or advice from?

MULTIPLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ LIST

1
Friends or family
GO TO Q7c
2
Manager / supervisor at work
GO TO Q7c
3
Employer / boss
GO TO Q7c
4
Human Resources manager or equivalent at work
GO TO Q7c
5
Equity Officer / Sexual Harassment Contact Officer / Harassment Contact
Officer
GO TO Q7c
6
Co-worker
GO TO Q7c
7
Co-worker more senior than you
GO TO Q7c
8
A union or employee representative
GO TO Q7c
9
A lawyer or legal service
GO TO Q7c
10
Australian Human Rights Commission
GO TO Q7c
11
Counsellor / Psychologist
GO TO Q7c
12
The internet (including search engines such as Google and Yahoo)
GO TO Q7c
13
Community based or religious service
GO TO Q7c
14
Ombudsman
GO TO Q7c
15
Police
GO TO Q7c
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
GO TO Q7c

 

ANY CODE ON Q7b, OR IF CODE 2 ON Q7a, ASK:

Q7c. Did you formally report or make a complaint about the harassment to
anyone?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Yes
CONTINUE
2
No
GO TO Q8

 

IF CODE 1 ON Q7C, ASK:

Q7d. If YES, who did you report the incident to?

MULTIPLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
Manager / supervisor at work
GO TO Q9a
2
Employer / boss
GO TO Q9a
3
Human Resources manager or equivalent at work
GO TO Q9a
4
Equity Officer/Sexual Harassment Contact Officer/ Harassment Contact
Officer
GO TO Q9a
5
Co-worker
GO TO Q9a
6
The person harassing you
GO TO Q9a
7
A union or employee representative
GO TO Q9a
8
A lawyer or legal service
GO TO Q9a
9
Australian Human Rights Commission or to a state or territory
anti-discrimination agency
GO TO Q9a
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
GO TO Q9a

 

IF CODE 2 ON Q7c, ASK:

Q8. Why did you not seek support or advice or report or make a complaint?
(CODE 2 ON Q7a AND CODE 2 ON Q7c)

OR Why did you not report or make a complaint? (CODE 2 ON Q7c BUT NOT CODE
2 ON Q7a)

MULTIPLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ LIST,
PROBE

1
2
COLUMNS BELOW FOR DATA PURPOSES ONLY
Yes
No
Not aware of how the complaint process worked or who to report to
A
Not aware of how the complaint process worked or who to report to
Family / friends / co-workers advised me not to
B
Family/friends/co-workers advised me not to
No faith in the complaint process / didn’t expect justice
C
Easier to keep quiet
No faith in the complaint process / didn’t expect justice
D
Thought I would not be believed
No faith in the complaint process / didn’t expect justice
E
Complaint process would be embarrassing
No faith in the complaint process / didn’t expect justice
F
Complaint process would be difficult
No faith in the complaint process / didn’t expect justice
G
Would not change things / nothing would be done
No faith in the complaint process / didn’t expect justice
H
Sexual harassment is accepted in my workplace
No faith in the complaint process / didn’t expect justice
I
Don’t trust the people I could complain to
No faith in the complaint process / didn’t expect justice
J
Lack of confidentiality of the complaint process
Feared negative consequences for me
K
Person too senior
Feared negative consequences for me
L
Too scared/frightened
Feared negative consequences for me
M
People would treat me like the wrongdoer
Feared negative consequences for me
N
People would think I was over reacting
Feared negative consequences for me
O
Thought I would get fired
Feared negative consequences for me
P
Afraid for my career aspirations
Feared negative consequences for me
Q
Thought my reputation would be damaged
Feared negative consequences for the harasser
R
Feared negative consequences for the harasser
It was already dealt with
S
I moved to another place of work
It was already dealt with
T
Harasser was already being dealt with
Not serious enough
U
Didn’t think it was serious enough
Why did you think it was not serious enough? (SPECIFY) ____________________
Took care of problem myself
V
Took care of the problem myself
How did you take care of it? (SPECIFY) ____________________
Other
W
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________
(DO NOT READ)

 

ALL CODES, GO TO Q12

ANY CODE ON Q7d, ASK:

Q9a. What were the positive and/or negative workplace consequences for
you, following your complaint?

MULTIPLE RESPONSES – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST AND PROBE

1
Your employer apologised for failing to prevent the harassment
CONTINUE
2
Your employer paid you compensation because of the harassment.
If
so, how much?
(SPECIFY) ____________________
CONTINUE
3
The harassment stopped
CONTINUE
4
Your employer provided you with a reference
CONTINUE
5
You received positive feedback for making the complaint
CONTINUE
6
Your shifts were changed
CONTINUE
7
You were transferred
CONTINUE
8
You resigned
CONTINUE
9
You were dismissed
CONTINUE
10
You were demoted
CONTINUE
11
You were disciplined
CONTINUE
12
You experienced other negative outcomes i.e. denied training, no promotion
etc
CONTINUE
13
You were ostracised, victimised, ignored by colleagues
CONTINUE
14
You were labelled a trouble-maker
CONTINUE
15
There were no consequences for me
CONTINUE
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE
98
Don’t know (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

Q9b. What were the consequences for the harasser following your
complaint?

MULTIPLE RESPONSES – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST AND PROBE

1
The harasser was disciplined
CONTINUE
2
The harasser was formally warned
CONTINUE
3
The harasser was spoken to
CONTINUE
4
The harasser was transferred
CONTINUE
5
The harasser had his/her shifts changed
CONTINUE
6
The harasser resigned
CONTINUE
7
The harasser apologized
CONTINUE
8
The harasser paid you compensation If yes, how much?
(SPECIFY) ____________________
CONTINUE
9
There were no consequences for the harasser
CONTINUE
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE
98
Don’t know (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

Q9c. What were the consequences of your complaint for the organisation?

MULTIPLE RESPONSES – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST AND PROBE

1
Your employer developed or changed the existing policy on sexual
harassment
CONTINUE
2
Your employer changed a practice or procedure (eg complaints procedure)
CONTINUE
3
Your employer implemented training/education
CONTINUE
4
There were no changes within the organisation following your
complaint
CONTINUE
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE
98
Don’t know (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

Q9d. Thinking about the medium to long term consequences for you of
the sexual harassment would you say:

MULTIPLE RESPONSES – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST AND PROBE

1
There were no long term consequences
CONTINUE
2
It has negatively impacted on your employment / career / work
CONTINUE
3
It had financial consequences for you (loss of job / unemployment / in less
well paid job)
CONTINUE
4
It has impacted negatively on your relationships with partner / children /
friends / family
CONTINUE
5
It has impacted on your self-esteem and confidence
CONTINUE
6
It has impacted on your health and general well-being
CONTINUE
7
There were some positive aspects to the experience, (prompt: greater
assertiveness, confidence in managing difficult situations
CONTINUE
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE
98
Don’t know (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

Q10. What was the time period between when the harassment began and when
you reported it?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
Immediately / same day / next working day
CONTINUE
2
Less than 1 month
CONTINUE
3
1 to 3 months
CONTINUE
4
4 to 6 months
CONTINUE
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

Q11a. How was your complaint finalised?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
Between your boss and yourself
GO TO Q11b
2
Between your employer and yourself
GO TO Q11b
3
With your union’s involvement
GO TO Q11b
4
With the involvement of the Australian Human Rights Commission or state or
territory anti-discrimination agency
GO TO Q11b
5
By your legal representative/lawyer
GO TO Q11b
6
In Court
GO TO Q11b
7
Not finalised yet
GO TO Q12
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
GO TO Q11b

 

IF CODE 1, OR 2, OR 3, OR 4, OR 5, OR 6, OR 97 ON Q11a, ASK:

Q11b. How long did it take to finalise your complaint?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
Immediately / same day / next working day
CONTINUE
2
Less than 1 month
CONTINUE
3
1 to 3 months
CONTINUE
4
4 to 6 months
CONTINUE
5
7 to 9 months
CONTINUE
6
10 to 12 months
CONTINUE
7
More than 12 months
CONTINUE
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

Q11c. On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 means not at all satisfied and 5 means
extremely satisfied, how would you rate the overall process of dealing with your
sexual harassment complaint?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: REPEAT SCALE IF
NECESSARY

Not at all satisfied
Extremely satisfied
Don’t know
(DO NOT READ)
1
2
3
4
5
6

 

ALL CONTINUE

ANY CODE ON Q8, OR CODE 7 ON Q11a, OR ANY CODE ON Q11c, ASK:

Q12. Was the harasser male or female?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Male
CONTINUE
2
Female
CONTINUE

 

Q13. About how old was the harasser?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST IF REQUIRED

1
15 -20 years
CONTINUE
2
21-30 years
CONTINUE
3
31-40 years
CONTINUE
4
41-50 years
CONTINUE
5
51-64 years
CONTINUE
6
65+ years
CONTINUE

 

Q14. What was the harasser’s relationship to you?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST IF REQUIRED

1
Supervisor / manager
CONTINUE
2
Boss / employer
CONTINUE
3
Co-worker
CONTINUE
4
Co-worker (more senior)
CONTINUE
5
Client / customer
CONTINUE
6
Others associated with workplace
CONTINUE
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

READ OUT: Now I would like you to think specifically about your workplace
when the sexual harassment took place.

Q15. How many employees would there have been at your employer – in
total, not just at your workplace?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
Less than 25 employees (small)
CONTINUE
2
Between 26 and 100 employees (medium-sized)
CONTINUE
3
More than 100 employees (large)
CONTINUE
98
Don’t know (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

Q16a. At the time of the harassment, were you working full time, part time
or were you looking for work?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
Working full-time
CONTINUE
2
Working part-time
CONTINUE
3
Looking for work
GO TO Q18

 

IF CODE 1 OR 2 ON Q16a, ASK:

Q16b. And was that as a permanent, casual or temporary employee?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
Permanent
CONTINUE
2
Casual
CONTINUE
3
Temporary
CONTINUE

 

Q17. At the time of the harassment how long had you been working for this
employer?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
Less than 3 months
CONTINUE
2
More than three months but less than 12 months
CONTINUE
3
More than 12 months but less than 3 years
CONTINUE
4
3 or more years
CONTINUE

 

ANY CODE ON Q17, OR IF CODE 3 ON Q16a ASK:

Q18. In what industry did the harassment take place?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
CONTINUE
2
Mining
CONTINUE
3
Manufacturing
CONTINUE
4
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
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5
Construction
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6
Wholesale Trade
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7
Retail Trade
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8
Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants
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9
Transport and Storage
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10
Communication Services
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11
Finance and Insurance
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12
Property and Business Services
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13
Government Administration
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14
Australian Defence Force
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15
Education
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16
Health and Community Services
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17
Cultural and Recreational Services
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18
Personal and other Services
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97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

Q19. What was your occupation at the time the harassment occurred?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: IF NECESSARY READ LIST

1
Professional Worker – lawyer, doctor, scientist, teacher, engineer,
nurse, accountant, investment banker, stock brokerage, marketing, musician
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2
Manager, Executive or Official – in a business, government agency, or
other organization
CONTINUE
3
Business Owner – such as a store, factory, plumbing contractor,
etc.
CONTINUE
4
Clerical or Office Worker – in business, government agency, or other
type of organization – such as a typist, secretary, postal clerk,
telephone operator, computer operator, data entry, bank clerk, etc
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5
Sales Worker – clerk in a store, door-to-door salesperson, sales
associate
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6
Manufacturer’s Representative – outside sales person, sales
representative
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7
Service Worker – policeman / woman, fireman, waiter or waitress,
maid, nurse’s aide, attendant, barber or beautician, fast-food
CONTINUE
8
Skilled Tradesman – printer, baker, tailor, electrician, machinist,
linesman, railroad engineer, plumber, or does mechanical work such as garage
mechanic, carpenter, etc.
CONTINUE
9
Semi-skilled Worker – operates a machine in a factory, is an assembly
line worker in a factory, drives a truck, taxi cab, or bus, etc.
CONTINUE
10
Unskilled / Labourer / Elementary Occupations – plumber’s
helper, construction labourer, longshoreman, sanitation worker, maintenance,
housekeeping, or other physical work
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11
Technology professional – web designer, network administrator,
systems engineer, programmer, systems analyst, Internet, IT
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12
Agriculture and Fishery Workers
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13
Home Duties
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14
Retired / Pensioner
CONTINUE
15
Student
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97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE
98
Don’t know (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE
99
Refused (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

IF ANY CODE 2 ON Q5b, OR IF ANY CODE ON Q19 ASK:

Q21. Have you been aware of sexual harassment happening to someone else in
your current workplace in the last five years?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT

1
Yes, I observed or witnessed sexual harassment myself
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2
Yes, another person who was sexually harassed told me about it
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3
Yes, I heard about a person who was sexually harassed on the workplace
grapevine
CONTINUE
4
No
GO TO Q24

 

IF CODE 1 OR 2 OR 3 ON Q21, ASK:

Q22. Did you take any of the following actions after witnessing
this?

MULTIPLE RESPONSE – ROTATE LIST – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ
OUT

1
2
3
Yes
No
Don’t know
A
Confront the harasser
B
Report the harassment to your employer
C
Talk / Listen to the victim
D
Offer advice to the victim
E
Take any other action (SPECIFY) ____________________

 

ANY CODE 1, CONTINUE

FOR ANY CODE 2 OR 3, GO TO Q24

IF ANY CODE 1 ON A OR B OR C OR D OR E ON Q22, ASK:

Q23. Were there any consequences for you in taking these actions?

MULTIPLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ OUT IF NECESSARY

1
You received positive feedback for making the complaint
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2
You were disciplined
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3
You were transferred or changed shifts
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4
You resigned
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5
You were dismissed
CONTINUE
6
The harassment stopped
CONTINUE
7
You were demoted
CONTINUE
8
You were ostracised, victimised, ignored by colleagues
CONTINUE
9
You were labelled a trouble maker
CONTINUE
10
There were no consequences for me
CONTINUE
97
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

READ OUT: Now just a few questions about your current
situation...

ASK ALL:

Q24. Where would be your preferred sources of information about
sexual harassment?

MULTIPLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ LIST,
PROBE

A
Friends or family
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B
Internet including search engines such as Google or Yahoo
CONTINUE
C
Manager / supervisor at work
CONTINUE
D
Employer / boss
CONTINUE
E
Human Resources manager or equivalent at work
CONTINUE
F
Equity Officer / Sexual Harassment Contact Officer / Harassment Contact
Officer
CONTINUE
G
Co-worker
CONTINUE
H
Co-worker more senior than you
CONTINUE
I
A union or employee representative
CONTINUE
J
A lawyer or legal service
CONTINUE
K
Australian Human Rights Commission or a state or territory
anti-discrimination agency
CONTINUE
L
Library
CONTINUE
M
Counsellor / Psychologist
CONTINUE
N
Print media such as newspapers, magazines
CONTINUE
O
TV or radio
CONTINUE
P
Don’t know
CONTINUE
Q
Other (SPECIFY) ____________________ (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

ALL CODES, CONTINUE

Q26. Are you of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ – PROMPT IF
NECESSARY

(I.E. IF SAYS ‘YES’ ASK “ARE YOU
ABORIGINAL, TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER OR BOTH?”)

1
Aboriginal
CONTINUE
2
Torres Strait Islander
CONTINUE
3
Both
CONTINUE
4
No
CONTINUE
99
Not disclosed (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

Q27. What is your total annual HOUSEHOLD income from all sources before
taxes?

Would it be...

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: READ LIST

1
Less than $15,000 per year
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2
$15,000 up to $24,999 per year
CONTINUE
3
$25,000 up to $34,999 per year
CONTINUE
4
$35,000 up to $44,999 per year
CONTINUE
5
$45,000 up to $55,999 per year
CONTINUE
6
$55,000 up to $74,999 per year
CONTINUE
7
$75,000 up to $99,999 per year
CONTINUE
8
$100,000 up to $149,999 per year
CONTINUE
9
$150,000 up to $199,999 per year
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10
$200,000 and over
CONTINUE
98
Don’t know (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE
99
Refused (DO NOT READ)
CONTINUE

 

Q28. We may be conducting further research in the future. Can the
Australian Human Rights Commission or its agents re-contact you in that
case?

SINGLE RESPONSE – INTERVIEWER NOTE: DO NOT READ

1
Yes
2
No

 

ALL, READ OUT: Ok, the interview is now finished. Thank you for your
time and for your support. You made a valuable contribution to the success of
this important study.

This research is carried out in compliance with the Privacy Act and
Telecommunications and Research Calls Industry Standard, and the information you
provided will be used only for research purposes.

We are conducting this research on behalf of the Australian Human Rights
Commission. If you would like any more information about this project or Roy
Morgan Research, you can phone us on 1800 667 248.

IF EXPERIENCED SEXUAL HARASSMENT (CODE 1 ON Q1,Q5a OR Q4a), OR IF
WITNESSED SOMEONE ELSE BEING SEXUALLY HARASSED (CODE 1, 2 OR 3 ON Q21), READ
OUT:

Please note that your survey responses about any sexual harassment you may
have experienced do not constitute a formal report of that sexual harassment. If
you would like to make a formal report of sexual harassment, you may do so by
contacting the police, the Australian Human Rights Commission, a state or
territory anti-discrimination agency or Fair Work Australia.

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