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The male attitude norms inventory-II: A measure of masculinity ideology in South Africa

The male attitude norms inventory-II: A measure of masculinity ideology in South Africa

Luyt, Russell (2005) The male attitude norms inventory-II: A measure of masculinity ideology in South Africa. Men and Masculinities, 8 (2). pp. 208-229. ISSN 1097-184X (Print), 1552-6828 (Online) (doi:10.1177/1097184X04264631)

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Abstract

This article describes the development of the Male Attitude Norms Inventory-II (MANI II). Empirical findings and theoretical debate contributed toward the development of a measure of South African masculinity ideology. Three hundred and thirty-nine male participants, drawn from universities across greater Cape Town, were included in the study. Exploratory factor analysis rendered a three-factor model of traditional masculinity. This accounted for 31.44 percent of total item variance. Results informed the development of a Total Scale ( α = 0.90)as well as three subscale measures (Toughness, α = 0.81; Control, α = 0.82; and Sexuality, α = 0.85). The MANI-II displayed satisfactory convergent validity with the Male Role Norms Inventory (MRNI) (r = 0.84; p < 0.001). The MANI-II and MRNI subscales were also meaningfully interrelated. The MANI-II offers a contextually sensitive and multidimensional measure of masculinities. Future research should include a representative sample, establish test-retest reliability, and further examine total and subscale construct validity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: South Africa; masculinities; masculinity ideology; measurement
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:07
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15760

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