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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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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105309342299

Abstract

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
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2583

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