Conformity to Masculine Norms: Differences Between Men With an Without a Disability
Tania L King, Marissa Shields, Allison Milner, Cathy Vaughan, Tom Shakespeare, Dianne Currier, Anne M Kavanagh
PSYCHOLOGY OF MEN & MASCULINITIES | EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING FOUNDATION-AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020
There is a noted paucity of quantitative research examining the interrelationship between masculinity and disability. We analyzed a sample of 12,418 men aged 18 to 55 years from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (the Ten to Men Study) to investigate associations between disability and conformity to norms of masculinity viewed as traditional in Western societies. To assess masculinity, we used the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory–22, both as an overall scale and across 11 different subscales. We found little difference between men with and without a disability on the overall masculinity scale; however, differences were observed on subscales. Men with a disability reporte..View full abstract
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The research on which this study is based was conducted as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men). We are grateful to the Australian Government Department of Health for funding the study and to the boys and men who provided the survey data. Ten to Men data are the intellectual property of the Commonwealth, and is now available from the Australian Institute of Family Studies. This study was funded by a Disability Research Initiative grant from the University of Melbourne, a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health Grant (APP1116385), and an National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Project Grant (APP1134499). Ten to Men was approved by the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee and has therefore been conducted in accordance with the ethical standards defined in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments. All participants gave written informed consent. All authors report no conflict of interest.