Wednesday, Mar 01 2023

Attitudes of dominant traditional masculinity lead to worse health

Original posted by guillermo.legorburo

I want to report this post

Scientific Articles

  • Ríos-González, O., Ramis-Salas, M., Peña-Axt, J. C., & Racionero-Plaza, S. (2021). Alternative friendships to improve men’s health status. The impact of the new alternative masculinities’ approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health18(4), 2188.
  • Redondo-Sama, G., Morlà-Folch, T., Burgués, A., Amador, J., & Magaraggia, S. (2021). Create solidarity networks: dialogs in Reddit to overcome depression and suicidal ideation among males. International journal of environmental research and public health18(22), 11927.
  • García, V.; Castro, R. Masculinidad Hegemónica, Violencia y Consumo de Alcohol en el Medio Universitario [Hegemonic Masculinity, Violence and Alcohol Consumption in University Settings]. Rev. Mex. Investig. Educ. 200914, 701–719.
  • Scambor, E.; Wojnicka, K.; Bergmann, N. The Role of Men in Gender Equality—European Strategies & Insights. Study Prepared for the European Commission. DG Justice; Publications Office of the European Union: Belgium, Belgium, 2013
  • Creighton, G.; Oliffe, J.L. Theorising masculinities and men’s health: A brief history with a view to practice. Health Sociol. Rev. 201019, 409–418
  • Juvrud, J.; Rennels, J.L. “I don’t need help”: Gender differences in how gender stereotypes predict help-seeking. Sex Roles 201776, 27–39
  • Garrison, G.M.; Gentile, N.; Lai, B.; Angstman, K.B.; Bonacci, R. Differential Experience with men’s and women’s health care visits between male and female family medicine residents. Fam. Med. 201648, 546–550
  • Noone, J.H.; Stephens, C. Men, masculine identities, and health care utilization. Sociol. Health Illn. 200830, 711–725
  • Kupers, T.A. Toxic masculinity as a barrier to mental health treatment in prison. J. Clin. Psychol. 200561, 713–724
  • Liu, W.M.; Rochlen, A.; Mohr, J.J. Real and Ideal Gender-Role Conflict: Exploring Psychological Distress Among Men. Psychol. Men Masc. 20056, 137–148
  • Watkins, D.C.; Allen, J.O.; Goodwill, J.R.; Noel, B. Strengths and weaknesses of the Young Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) Facebook project. Am. J. Orthopsychiatry 201787, 392–401
  • Mahalik, J.R.; Burns, S.M.; Syzdek, M. Masculinity and perceived normative health behaviors as predictors of men’s health behaviors. Soc. Sci. Med. 200764, 2201–2209.
  • Mahalik, J.R.; Burns, S.M. Predicting health behaviors in young men that put them at risk for heart disease. Psychol. Men Masc. 201112, 1–12
  • Harrison, J. Warning: The Male Sex Role May Be Dangerous to Your Health. J. Soc. Issues 197834, 65–86

Explanation of the Post

Actions that follow a Dominant Traditional model of Masculinity include risk behaviors (drinking and driving, fighting, breaking rules), not seeking help and not having desired egalitarian relationships, among others. Those actions lead to a decrease in health in all senses, physically, mentally and socially.

Other sources

I want to report this post


Submit a Comment

I want to report a comment