About the interview study

 

Who is invited to participate in the interview study?

All employees, students and doctoral students at Lund University are invited to participate in the interview study. We are interested in interviewing persons who have either witnessed sexual harassment, been exposed to sexual harassment, exposed someone else to sexual harassment or behaved in a manner that felt inappropriate afterwards.

 I received an invitation to the interview study on sexual harassment and an invitation to the focus group study on sexual harassment. What is the difference?

For the individual interview study we are interested in interviewing employees, students or doctoral students who have either witnessed sexual harassment, been exposed to sexual harassment, exposed someone else to sexual harassment or behaved in a manner that felt inappropriate afterwards. No personal experience of sexual harassment is needed in order to participate in the focus group discussions.

My colleagues/classmates have received an invitation to the interview study. Why haven’t I received one?

An invitation was sent out via email to all students, doctoral students and employees in September and October 2018. If you were registered or employed later then you may not have received the invitation.

What will my participation in the study lead to?

Your participation in the study will contribute to the strengthening of Lund University’s preventative work against sexual harassment. It will also contribute to the improvement of the work and study environment.

The results from the interview study and the focus group study will be used to develop a university-wide survey which will be sent out during 2019. The results from the survey will then be used as a basis for proposed measures, which will then be implemented, followed up and evaluated.

I have been exposed to sexual harassment. Will this be reported if I tell you about it?

No. Tellus is a research-based project and the researchers who conduct the interviews are bound by professional secrecy, which means they cannot file reports. After the interview the researcher will provide you with the contact details to different support organisations. If you want, you can also get information on how you can file a report yourself.

I have exposed someone else to sexual harassment. Will this be reported if I tell you?

No. Tellus is a research-based project and the researchers who conduct the interviews are bound by professional secrecy, which means they cannot file reports. After the interview the researcher will provide you with the contact details to different support organisations.