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ERIC Number: EJ826838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5455
Deconstructing Masculinity: A Qualitative Study of College Men's Masculine Conceptualizations and Gender Performance
Harris, Frank, III
NASPA Journal, v45 n4 p453-474 2008
Informed by the constructionist epistemological perspective, the purpose of this study was to examine socially constructed conceptualizations of masculinity and gender performance among 12 culturally diverse undergraduate men. The participants espoused seemingly productive conceptualizations of masculinity, yet their gendered behaviors were inconsistent with the conceptualizations they espoused. Based on the findings, recommendations for supporting the gender identity development of college men are proposed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A