THE EFFECT OF AMOROUS RELATIONSHIP AMONG EMPLOYEES AT THE UNIVERSITY
Dinah Rachael Owusu, Kenneth Abdul Karim
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Consensual sexual relationships (CSRs) have traditionally been overlooked by university officials. CSRs are frequently involved under canopy rules regarding sexual harassment where policies do exist, even though these interactions may never constitute such. Several universities have worked to enact partial or full prohibitions on every faculty romantic relationship, mostly as these connections easily can become for the university, sexual harassment difficulties. Given that differentials of power between members of faculty appear to be controversial over whether CSRs should be allowed or avoided. Descriptive design with quantitative research was used for the study. The population comprises faculty members from both public and private universities in Kumasi, Ghana. Ethical consideration was highly observed to ensure confidentiality of data collection. The study revealed that faculty members’ perceptions of power differentials showed a positive and significant relation with perceptions of the differences and similarities between sexual harassment and CSRs. It was recommended that future studies explore perceptions of power differentials in at least three different government institutions.
Amorous Relationship, University Employees, Sexual Harassment, Perceptions, Power Differentials