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ERIC Number: EJ835646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
"Putting My Man Face on": A Grounded Theory of College Men's Gender Identity Development
Edwards, Keith E.; Jones, Susan R.
Journal of College Student Development, v50 n2 p210-228 Mar-Apr 2009
The theory that emerged from this constructivist grounded theory study of 10 college men's experiences depicts their gender identity as developed through constant interaction with society's expectations of them as men. In order to try to meet these perceived expectations, participants described putting on a performance that was like wearing a mask or "putting my man face on." They described a process of learning societal expectations, putting on a mask to conform to these expectations, wearing the mask, and struggling to begin taking off the mask. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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