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

de Visser, Richard O, Smith, Jonathan A and McDonnell, Elizabeth 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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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
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Richard deVisser
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:53
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 08:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14909
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