Scientometric Analysis on the Concept of Sexual Harassment


  • Radha Pavitra Yalamarti
  • Ganesha K S


Attitude, Behavior, Physical harassment, Sexual harassment, Scientometric analysis, United Nations organization


Sexual Harassment is a type of illegal, unwelcome behaviour that involves the use of sexual overtones (implicit or explicit). This can include many things like – unwanted sexual gestures or looks, promises of reward for sexual favours, sexual comments or innuendos, sexually suggestive behaviour or signals, etc. The objective of this paper is to find out the publication pattern of the overall research that has taken place in the area of Sexual Harassment. To accomplish this objective, we have used Desk Research Methodology. Scopus Database has been used for retrieving the details about research and publication in the area of Sexual Harassment from 1977 to 2021. The data were analyzed concerning the type of publication, year of publication, subject area, top authors, country of research, affiliation, funding sponsors, and citation analysis. The results of the study show that 2020 has the highest number of publications in this area (739), Fitzgerald, L.F. is the top author with 45 publications, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign is affiliated with the highest number of publications (112), and the United States of America has the highest number of publications (3604). When it comes to the subject area – Social Science tops the list (3249) followed by Medicine (2936), and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services is the top sponsor for research in this area. Fiske, S. T. is a high-impact author who has the highest number of citations (1172). The analysis deciphers that although research about Sexual Harassment has been conducted since 1977, it is an area/topic that continues to evolve to date. Hence, there is a lot of scope to carry out multi-disciplinary research in this area.