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Marines, medics, and machismo: Lack of fit with masculine occupational stereotypes discourages men's participation

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of Psychology, December 2014
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Title
Marines, medics, and machismo: Lack of fit with masculine occupational stereotypes discourages men's participation
Published in
British Journal of Psychology, December 2014
DOI 10.1111/bjop.12106
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kim Peters, Michelle K. Ryan, S. Alexander Haslam

Abstract

Women have made substantial inroads into some traditionally masculine occupations (e.g., accounting, journalism) but not into others (e.g., military, surgery). Evidence suggests the latter group of occupations is characterized by hyper-masculine 'macho' stereotypes that are especially disadvantageous to women. Here, we explore whether such macho occupational stereotypes may be especially tenacious, not just because of their impact on women, but also because of their impact on men. We examined whether macho stereotypes associated with marine commandos and surgeons discourage men who feel that they are 'not man enough'. Study 1 demonstrates that male new recruits' (N = 218) perceived lack of fit with masculine commandos was associated with reduced occupational identification and motivation. Study 2 demonstrates that male surgical trainees' (N = 117) perceived lack of fit with masculine surgeons was associated with reduced identification and increased psychological exit a year later. Together, this suggests that macho occupational stereotypes may discourage the very men who may challenge them.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 83 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 19%
Student > Master 13 15%
Researcher 8 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 15 18%
Unknown 21 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 35 41%
Social Sciences 10 12%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 22 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 86. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 January 2018.
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#412,458
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Outputs from British Journal of Psychology
#55
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#5,524
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Outputs of similar age from British Journal of Psychology
#1
of 9 outputs
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