ERIC Number: ED433403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Do Black Male Adolescent Reproductive Attitudes and Emotions about Roles Differ from White Males? Association of Dichotomous Variables.
Lemelle, Anthony J., Jr.
This study investigated differences in attitudes and emotions of black and white adolescent males on four items constructed to measure conventional and compulsive (deviant) masculinity. After reporting the theoretical perspectives, the article presents cross-tabulations of responses to attitude and emotion questions from the National Survey of Adolescent Males for 1,880 adolescents. Comparisons of the socioeconomic status of the black and white adolescents are also presented. Results indicate that black males do not meet the deviancy expectation suggested by the theories. On each of the attitude and emotion questions, black and white adolescents were significantly different, but black adolescent males did not have more negative and pathological attitudes about reproductive behaviors. Social class categories also were associated with significantly different responses. (Contains 6 tables and 50 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Chicago, IL, August 1999).