The Effects Of Traditional Masculinity On Gender Equality

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The Effect of Traditional Masculinity on Gender Equality The idea of “doing gender” was introduced by West and Zimmerman in 1987. They conceptualize gender as a routine accomplishment that is created and maintained through everyday interaction. Instead of seeing masculinity as something that just happens to men or is done to men, masculinity is seen as something that men do. Specific patterns are learned through the socialization process that appropriately represents masculinity (West, Zimmerman). This theory is the basis of my proposed study. Abstract Using a sample men and women college students raised in the United States, this study will survey the effects of masculinity in regards to men’s relationship with women and gender…show more content…
Study Design I will test the hypothesis via structured interviews to be conducted with 100 women of varied sexual orientations and identities and 100 men of varied sexual orientations and identities. Participants will be randomly selected from a variety of social classes, education backgrounds and cities around the United States. Participants will be recruited by contacting sociology departments at liberal arts colleges. After contacting the sociology departments and explaining the extent and outline of the study we will rely on the departments to gather students who are interested in participating. We will gather information from the participants by structured, computer-aided interviews, which will last roughly 30 minutes to an hour. Length of interview will be driven by amount willingness from participants (Gatens). The current discriminative nature of the hyper masculinity was studied, by comparing it with an existing measure of hyper masculinity, male role norms, attitudes to women 's rights, gender-related traits, and trait aggression. The interviews will take place in private rooms where informed consent procedures will be thoroughly explained. Data Collection Once interview procedures were explained, information will be gathered on a 36-month period. The surveys will ask for experiences starting in childhood. The survey questions will ask for detailed explanations
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