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'That's not masculine': masculine capital and health-related behaviour
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 19:03 authored by Richard De VisserRichard De Visser, Jonathan A Smith, Liz McDonnellLiz McDonnell
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.
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
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