The Drive for Muscularity and Masculinity: Testing the Associations Among Gender-Role Traits, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Conflict.

@article{McCreary2005TheDF,
  title={The Drive for Muscularity and Masculinity: Testing the Associations Among Gender-Role Traits, Behaviors, Attitudes, and Conflict.},
  author={D. R. McCreary and D. Saucier and W. Courtenay},
  journal={Psychology of Men and Masculinity},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={83-94}
}
  • D. R. McCreary, D. Saucier, W. Courtenay
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Men and Masculinity
  • Prior qualitative research has suggested that people assume muscular men are more masculine. This assumption was tested quantitatively in 2 studies. In Study 1, men and women completed measures of gender-role traits and behaviors, whereas in Study 2, men completed measures of gender-role conflict and traditional attitudes about men. Study 1 revealed a correlation between self-rated male-typed traits and behaviors, with a need to be more muscular for both men and women. In Study 2, men with more… CONTINUE READING
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