The Influence of Masculine Norms and Occupational Factors on Mental Health: Evidence From the Baseline of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health
Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh, Tania King, Dianne Currier
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MENS HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2018
Men employed in male-dominated occupations are at elevated risk of work-related fatalities, injuries, and suicide. Prior research has focused on associations between psychosocial and physical exposures at work and health outcomes. However, masculine norms may also contribute to mental health. We used data from the baseline survey of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health to examine whether: (a) men in male-dominated jobs report greater adherence to masculine norms; (b) being in a male-dominated occupation is associated with poorer mental health; and (c) being in a male-dominated occupation modifies the association between masculine norms and mental health. Masculine norms were meas..View full abstract
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. The authors are grateful to the Australian Government Department of Health for funding and to the boys and men who provided survey data. AM was supported by the Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship.