Gender and health-related attitudes: The role of a "macho" self-concept

  title={Gender and health-related attitudes: The role of a "macho" self-concept},
  author={Monika Sieverding},
This article discusses two studies examining the relationship of a "macho" self-concept and health-relevant variables. A macho self-concept was operationalized through its similarity to a "Marlboro man" prototype, which had been assessed in a prior study. The first study was conducted with medical students and physicians and assessed their motivation to participate in a stress management course in relation to their self-concept. The second study tested the hypothesis that a macho self-concept… 

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