An examination of the psychological impact of gender role conflict and the engagement in double-consciousness among African-American men

Sheena Coker Walker, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The present study addressed the psychological impact that occurs among African-American men as a result of the engagement in double consciousness with regards to hegemonic masculinity. Subjects filled out measures of masculinity, (the GRCS and the MARS), acculturation, and psychological well being. Results showed that African-American men who scored higher on the GRCS also demonstrate increases in psychological strain. Also, African-American men who were more assimilated to majority culture showed significant increases in gender role conflict. Binary logistic regression analyses were used to explore the probability of high assimilation scores being a predictor for psychological distress and masculinity scores. Logistic regression model predicted that the high assimilation group would show more masculinity conflict on the MARS. ^

Subject Area

Black Studies|Psychology, Social|Psychology, Clinical|Gender Studies

Recommended Citation

Sheena Coker Walker, "An examination of the psychological impact of gender role conflict and the engagement in double-consciousness among African-American men" (2008). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3320204.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3320204

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