Discrimination against police women : a case of Turkish policewomen in Ankara

Demir, Murat Cem
The aim in this study is to uncover the occupational discrimination and sexual harassment against the policewomen in Ankara, and to determine whether or not these two negative conditions can explain the stress burden of policewomen. A total number of 125 respondents have been interviewed. We divided the respondents into two groups, according to where they are employed, namely those of General Directorate of Police (EGM = The centre) and of Police Directorate of Ankara (AEM = The periphery), so that we can make a comparison between the two groups. We found that the policewomen in AEM are subjected to more stress burden and sexual harassment than those of in EGM, yet, in terms of occupational discrimination there is not a meaningful difference between the two. At a macro level, the study reveals that sexual harassment and occupational discrimination explains the occupational stress burden of the policewomen.


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Citation Formats
M. C. Demir, “ Discrimination against police women : a case of Turkish policewomen in Ankara,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2003.