Masculinity and Violence: Sex Roles and Violence Endorsement among University Students


Bozkurt V. , Tartanoglu S., Dawes G.

6th World conference on Psychology Counseling and Guidance, Antalya, Turkey, 14 - 16 May 2015, vol.205, pp.254-260 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 205
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.09.072
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.254-260

Abstract

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 a real man, an individual must be seen 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

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 a real man, an individual must be seen 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. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.