ERIC Number: EJ735007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 38
Examining Conformity to Masculinity Norms as a Function of RIASEC Vocational Interests
Mahalik, James R.; Perry, Justin C.; Coonerty-Femiano, Aimee; Catraio, Christine; Land, Lee N.
Journal of Career Assessment, v14 n2 p203-213 2006
The authors examined how college men's conformity to an array of masculinity norms varied as a function of their vocational interests to better understand the gendered context of men's vocational development. Three hundred ten mostly Caucasian and heterosexual college men completed the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory, and their answer to the question "What is your ideal job/career after college?" was classified into one of six high point codes reflecting Holland's RIASEC interests using the "Dictionary of Holland Occupational Titles" (1996). Multivariate analysis of variance indicated that college men's conformity to masculinity norms varied as a function of their vocational interests, and univariate analyses indicated that this was true for 9 of the 11 masculinity norms examined. The discussion addresses the implications of a multidimensional conceptualization of masculinity in understanding men's vocational development. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: College Students, Males, Masculinity, Career Development, Vocational Interests, Sex Role, Student Attitudes, Multidimensional Scaling, Behavioral Science Research, Interest Inventories, Student Diversity
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