Boys' Perceptions of the Male Role: Understanding Gender Role Conflict in Adolescent Males

  • Watts R
  • Borders L
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Abstract

Adolescent males are at risk for a number of academic, social, and emotional problems. Existing research provides evidence that a number of these problems are related to conflicts experienced by adolescent males through the gender socialization process, called gender role conflict. Whereas there is ample empirical literature on gender role conflict in adult males, few researchers have investigated this hypothesized conflict in adolescent males. This study, involving small interview groups of adolescent males, was designed to examine the validity of the gender role construct for adolescent males. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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  • Randolph Watts

  • L. Borders

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