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

@inproceedings{McCreary2005TheDF,
  title={The Drive for Muscularity and Masculinity : Testing the Associations Among Gender-Role Traits , Behaviors , Attitudes , and Conflict},
  author={Donald R. McCreary and Deborah M. Saucier and Will H Courtenay},
  year={2005}
}
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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