Table 2

Mean scores on the K-10 Index for the study population

Experience of sexual harassment
TotalYesNo
MeanSDp ValueMeanSDp ValueMeanSDp Value
Age (years)
 19–2415.206.610.771420.8610.380.171214.816.160.8068
 25–4314.995.4915.005.5114.995.52
Education
 ≤High school15.155.280.921315.503.540.842215.145.350.6988
 ≥Graduate from university15.076.3018.649.3814.825.99
Marital status
 Married13.352.880.010412.000.710.00413.502.990.0438
 Unmarried15.596.6022.009.2615.296.33
Dependent children
 Yes13.432.870.051112.000.000.111313.522.940.1029
 No15.396.4119.279.0615.166.17
Military type
 Army14.965.680.028620.0010.890.637014.715.240.0066
 Navy, Marine17.7910.3514.003.4618.3310.93
 Air force14.263.8918.0010.8914.043.63
Branch
 Combat branch15.346.690.162820.1410.850.384214.976.190.1489
 Technical service branch14.133.6012.000.0014.193.63
 Administrative support branch16.888.1713.000.0017.048.30
 Special branch14.976.0619.335.8614.586.01
Rank
 Officer15.786.320.241922.0016.460.932115.475.550.3369
 Non-commissioned officer14.835.9317.005.8714.695.92
Service classification
 Long-term military service14.234.680.017714.002.550.070814.254.820.0641
 Short-term military service16.367.7429.0011.5315.937.29
 Extended military service14.274.1615.806.1414.154.00
Length of services (years)
 ≤215.826.590.072926.0011.170.024115.406.070.2161
 ≥314.515.5314.674.7414.505.60
Workplace
 Urban15.016.100.968118.4012.720.716614.835.630.9661
 Rural15.186.2118.146.5914.996.17
 Isolated area14.892.3217.000.0014.632.33
Work hours per week
 ≤45 (Q1)13.854.240.033523.007.000.209413.113.030.0218
 ≤50 (Q2)14.474.5018.000.0014.404.52
 ≤56 (Q3)14.895.9313.202.7715.006.08
 ≤57 (Q4)16.898.0320.7513.6716.597.56
Stress from immediate superior
 High14.076.500.000319.0010.140.767815.906.250.0003
 Low13.324.6316.806.6113.094.43
Physical activity (days of activity per week)
 0 per week15.476.350.004516.257.850.731915.436.330.0067
 1–2 per week13.313.2716.332.8913.173.23
 ≥3 per week16.217.1420.3311.4515.886.70
Weight fluctuation
 Yes (loss or gain in weight (≥ 3 kg))15.426.620.25119.5010.200.554915.176.320.3478
 None14.564.9316.006.0014.474.89
Total15.095.4518.158.7114.915.82
  • K-10, Kessler Psychological Distress Scale 10.