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'That's not masculine': masculine capital and health-related behaviour

de Visser, R.O. and Smith, Jonathan A. and McDonnell, E.J. (2009) 'That's not masculine': masculine capital and health-related behaviour. Journal of Health Psychology 14 (7), pp. 1047-1058. ISSN 1359-1053.

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In recent years increasing attention has been given to how different masculinities are expressed in young men’s health behaviour. To examine whether men can use competence in key health-related masculine domains to compensate for other non-masculine behaviour, group discussions were conducted with men aged 18—21 living in London, England. The analysis revealed the ways in which competence in traditionally masculine health-related domains produces masculine ‘capital’, which can be used to compensate for non-masculine behaviour in other domains. However, the capacity to trade this capital is limited because different masculine and non-masculine behaviours have different values.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): gender, health behaviour, males, men’s health, qualitative methods, social capital
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 11:10
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:19

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