ERIC Number: ED275941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Masculinity to Self-Esteem & Self-Acceptance in Male Professionals, College Students, Clients & Perpetrators of Domestic Violence.
Long, Vonda Olson
Previous studies which have suggested that masculinity is a strong predictor of mental health have been generally limited to college student populations, or have focused specifically on women. The present study investigated the relationship of masculinity to self-esteem and self-acceptance in male professionals (N=96), clients (N=55), and perpetrators of domestic violence (N=19), as well as college students (N=73). The Personal Orientation Inventory, Bem Sex Role Inventory, and Rotter Internal-External Locus of Control Scale were administered to subjects, along with a demographic data sheet. Correlations were used to investigate the relationship and relative predictive significance of masculinity, femininity, education, occupation, and locus of control to self-esteem and self-acceptance. Masculinity was found to be the best predictor of self-esteem in all groups except students, where no variable emerged as a significant predictor, and the best predictor of self-acceptance for clients. Femininity was irrelevant in all groups. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Los Angeles, CA, April 20-23, 1986).