ERIC Number: EJ719920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Masculinity and School Violence: Addressing the Role of Male Gender Socialization
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v39 n1 p52-63 Jan 2005
The author argues for school-based violence prevention programming that addresses the unique predicament faced by male youth when they are asked to adopt attitudes and behaviours that may contradict traditional socialized notions of masculinity. Studies based on the Gender Role Conflict Scale (GRCS) and the Masculine Gender Role Stress Scale (MRGSS) are reviewed. The article also reviews recent research findings suggesting that boys respond differently to violence prevention programming in schools compared to girls. Tentative suggestions are made for violence prevention programming components that address the specific identity needs of male youth.
Descriptors: Sex Role, Gender Issues, Measures (Individuals), Program Development, Prevention, Role Conflict, Masculinity, Violence, Socialization, Gender Differences, Males
Canadian Counselling Association, 116 Albert Street, Suite 702, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G3 Canada. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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