The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue” Policy and Lack of Organizational Change in the U.S. Military

By Juanita M. Firestone and Richard J. Harris.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Multivariate logistic analysis of survey data about the homosexual conduct policy indicate the U. S. military’s organizational climate is not tolerant of homosexual members.

Keywords: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue" Homosexual Policy, U.S. Military, Organizational Climate/Equity, Gender Harassment/Bullying

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.39-54. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.962MB).

Dr. Juanita M. Firestone

Dr. Firestone obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. During Spring 2002 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies and taught at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. Her substantive research specializations encompass gender inequality, military sociology, sexual harassment, and intimate partner abuse. Recent studies include (1) the relationship between strategies used to respond to sexual harassment and perceptions of the success of strategies chosen focusing on DoD data, (2) the impact of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue Policy” on the extent to which individuals in the military experience or observe harassment based on sexuality, (3) occupational change and the gender based wage gap, and (4) minority health disparities.

Richard J. Harris

Dr. Harris earned his Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography from Cornell University. Research specializations include school finance inequities, family and occupational change, undocumented migration, and the impact of sexual harassment on individuals.


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