Attitudes toward the male role and their correlates

  title={Attitudes toward the male role and their correlates},
  author={Edward H. Thompson and Christopher Grisanti and Joseph H. Pleck},
  journal={Sex Roles},
This study investigated relationships between college men's attitudes toward the male role and five theoretical concomitants of the role. It was expected that males endorsing traditional male-role norms would be more homophobic, more strongly support the Type A behavior orientation, support less self-disclosure to male and female friends, and approve of the maintenance of asymmetrical decision-making power with their intimate partner. Men from two liberal arts college in a New England… 

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