Sex Roles

, Volume 13, Issue 7–8, pp 413–427 | Cite as

Attitudes toward the male role and their correlates

  • Edward H. ThompsonJr.
  • Christopher Grisanti
  • Joseph H. Pleck


This study investigated relationships between college men's attitudes toward the male role and five theoretical concomitants of the role. It was expected that males endorsing traditional male-role norms would be more homophobic, more strongly support the Type A behavior orientation, support less self-disclosure to male and female friends, and approve of the maintenance of asymmetrical decision-making power with their intimate partner. Men from two liberal arts college in a New England metropolitan area (N=223) provided the data to test the hypotheses. Endorsement of the traditional role was associated with all predicted concomitants, expect the measure of disclosure to male friend. The results are discussed in terms of the pervasive nature of the antifemininity norm within the male role.


Social Psychology Metropolitan Area Intimate Partner Traditional Role Behavior Orientation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward H. ThompsonJr.
    • 1
  • Christopher Grisanti
    • 2
  • Joseph H. Pleck
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SociologyHoly Cross CollegeWorcester
  2. 2.Harvard UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Wellesley College Center for Research on WomenUSA

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