The effects of masculinity and gender role conflict on adolescent boys' psychological well being

Shannon Z Jackson, Tennessee State University

Abstract

This study focused upon 92 boys that described, "How I am as a man" across eight differing social roles on a new qualitative/quantitative assessment tool called the Masculinity Across Roles Scale (MARS). This measure allowed for the examination of both social environments within and across roles masculine conflicts. Subjects were also administered the Gender Role Conflict Scale-Adolescent (GRCS-A), and the Child Depression Inventory-Short Version (CDI). The results found that both MARS number and intensity of within role conflicts were significant predictors of CDI scores. Subscales from the GRCS-A (Restricted Emotionality and Conflict Between Work and Family) were also significant predictors of CDI scores. This study provides a foundation for further studies involving GRCS-A and masculinity effects on additional psychological well-being indicators; i.e. self-esteem, and anxiety. ^

Subject Area

Psychology, Developmental|Psychology, Clinical|Gender Studies

Recommended Citation

Shannon Z Jackson, "The effects of masculinity and gender role conflict on adolescent boys' psychological well being" (2007). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3277899.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3277899

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