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Masculinity and School Engagement in Middle School

Abstract The primary goal of this study was to extend previous research on traditional masculinity by examining the longitudinal associations between traditional masculinity, school engagement and attitudes toward school in a sample of middle school students. Following a sample of 338 (Mage = , SDage = , 54% male, 46% Latino) students from the 7th to 8th grades, I examined how students' self-reported endorsement of and adherence to physical toughness and emotional stoicism norms of masculinity were associated with their engagement with school and their attitudes of school liking and school avoidance. I also examined whether the endorsement and adherence to these norms varied by sex and ethnicity, and whether they changed over the one-year peri... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Rogers, Adam Apffel (Author) / Updegraff, Kimberly A. (Advisor) / Martin, Carol L (Committee member) / Santos, Carlos E (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / Psychology / School counseling / Gender / Masculinity / School Attitudes / School Engagement
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Family and Human Development 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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