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The Correlation Between Toxic Masculinity And Young Men Seeking Mental Health Aid

Maher, Roisin (2022) The Correlation Between Toxic Masculinity And Young Men Seeking Mental Health Aid. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The present study examined the effect adhering to masculine norms, that are deemed toxic, on mental health and help seeking behaviours. Research on this topic has shown that men who conform to these norms are more likely to have low levels of mental health and are less likely to seek help than those who do not adhere to such norms. The present study sought to expand upon these findings by carrying out research in an Irish context with an age bracket of
18-25. A total of 67 participants were recruited and required to complete demographic questions and three surveys to measure conformity to masculine norms, mental health, and help seeking behaviours. The research aims to answer the hypothesis of, does toxic masculinity measured via
3 CMNI subscales predict levels of mental health measured via the DASS 22 scale and the second being, does toxic masculinity predict help-seeking behaviour measured via the MHSAS scale. A multiple regression analysis was conducted which showed a subscale of the conformity to masculine norm index was significantly predictive of mental health and help seeking behaviour.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Gender
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2022 16:17
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2022 16:17

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