Masculinity and violence: sex roles and violence endorsement among university students

Bozkurt, Veysel, Tartanoglu, Safak, and Dawes, Glenn (2015) Masculinity and violence: sex roles and violence endorsement among university students. Procedia: social and behavioral sciences, 205. pp. 254-260.

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The relationship between masculinity and violence is examined in this paper. Masculinity is defined by key characteristics such as a willingness to take risks, having self-reliance, possessing a strong personality, exhibiting leadership abilities, defending ones self-beliefs and acting rationally. To be real man, an individual must be seen as being ambitious, dominant, self-reliant, competitive , independent, assertive and aggressive. Most of the characteristics of masculinity mentioned here are often associated with a culture of violence which is male dominated. The data was drawn from a survey administered to college students in a Turkish university by the authors. The results of this research confirmed that sex, masculinity and violence are very closely related.

Item ID: 43494
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1877-0428
Keywords: masculinity, femininity, violence, culture, Turkish university students
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This paper was presented at the 6th World conference on Psychology Counseling and Guidance, 14-16 May 2015, Antalya, Turkey.

Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 03:30
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment @ 60%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 40%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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