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.Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Date Deposited:||16 Dec 2010 11:10|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:19|
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