Journal article

Health Literacy in Male-Dominated Occupations.

Allison Milner, Marissa Shields, Anna J Scovelle, Georgina Sutherland, Tania L King

American Journal of Men's Health | SAGE Publications (UK and US) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Low levels of health literacy are associated with poorer health outcomes. Both individual- and social-level factors have been identified as predictors of low health literacy, and men are known to have lower health literacy than women. Previous research has reported that men working in male-dominated occupations are at higher risk of accidents, injury, and suicide than other population groups, yet no study to date has examined the effect of gendered occupational contexts on men's health literacy. The current article examined the association between occupational gender ratio and health literacy among Australian males. The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men) was used to ex..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by funding provided by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship (AM), a National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Project Grant APP1134499 (MS, AS), and an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award DE200100607 (TK).