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Hypermasculinity and academic goal-setting: an exploratory study.

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Lasane, TP; Howard, WL; Czopp, AM; Sweigard, PN; Bennett, GG; Carvajal, F
Published in: Psychological reports
October 1999

The relation between gender-role percepts and academic goal-setting was explored. An inventory examining the aspects of masculinity that would facilitate or inhibit academic goal-setting was developed based on a literature review of how masculinity relates to academic behaviors. A diverse sample of students (120 male, 147 female, 14 not indicating sex) was measured on three aspects of sex and academic goal-setting behavior. Factor analysis confirmed the content validity of masculine factors having facilitative (Mastery Competitiveness) and inhibitory (Antisocial Competitiveness) academic properties. Regression analyses indicated that sex-role orientations (Competitiveness and Hypermasculinity) significantly predicted academic goal-setting behaviors (R2 = .136). Finally, men scored higher than women on the subscales measuring Hypermasculinity and Antisocial or Competitiveness, while there were no sex differences on the Mastery Competitiveness subscale. The implications of these findings and suggestions for research are discussed.

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Psychological reports

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EISSN

1558-691X

ISSN

0033-2941

Publication Date

October 1999

Volume

85

Issue

2

Start / End Page

487 / 496

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Social Psychology
  • Self Concept
  • Male
  • Learning
  • Humans
  • Goals
  • Gender Identity
  • Female
  • Competitive Behavior
 

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Lasane, T. P., Howard, W. L., Czopp, A. M., Sweigard, P. N., Bennett, G. G., & Carvajal, F. (1999). Hypermasculinity and academic goal-setting: an exploratory study. Psychological Reports, 85(2), 487–496. https://doi.org/10.2466/pr0.1999.85.2.487
Lasane, T. P., W. L. Howard, A. M. Czopp, P. N. Sweigard, G. G. Bennett, and F. Carvajal. “Hypermasculinity and academic goal-setting: an exploratory study.Psychological Reports 85, no. 2 (October 1999): 487–96. https://doi.org/10.2466/pr0.1999.85.2.487.
Lasane TP, Howard WL, Czopp AM, Sweigard PN, Bennett GG, Carvajal F. Hypermasculinity and academic goal-setting: an exploratory study. Psychological reports. 1999 Oct;85(2):487–96.
Lasane, T. P., et al. “Hypermasculinity and academic goal-setting: an exploratory study.Psychological Reports, vol. 85, no. 2, Oct. 1999, pp. 487–96. Epmc, doi:10.2466/pr0.1999.85.2.487.
Lasane TP, Howard WL, Czopp AM, Sweigard PN, Bennett GG, Carvajal F. Hypermasculinity and academic goal-setting: an exploratory study. Psychological reports. 1999 Oct;85(2):487–496.
Journal cover image

Published In

Psychological reports

DOI

EISSN

1558-691X

ISSN

0033-2941

Publication Date

October 1999

Volume

85

Issue

2

Start / End Page

487 / 496

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Social Psychology
  • Self Concept
  • Male
  • Learning
  • Humans
  • Goals
  • Gender Identity
  • Female
  • Competitive Behavior