2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Faces of Aggression: An Analysis of Correlates Between Race, Views of Masculinity, and Acceptance of Violence
Kenneth C. Warner
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

In order to examine possible connections that may exist between a traditional view of masculinity and a propensity to see violence as a problem solving tactic, this study distributed a survey to male students of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds attending a Midwestern Liberal Arts college; data was received from 37 participants. The survey used two separate, empirically validated scales to measure the extent to which a participant identified as feminine or masculine, and the extent to which they see violence as a necessary problem solving tactic. Data was also collected on the participants race or ethnic group. Findings indicated that there exists a positive link between how traditionally masculine a male sees himself and how useful he sees violence as a problem solving tactic. Insufficient responses from minorities were gained to find a connection between ones race or ethnic group, perceived masculinity or femininity, and views of violence.

Keywords: violence, gender, race, masculinity, femininity , aggression

Topic(s):Sociology
Psychology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 207-4
Location: MG 2090
Time: 10:15

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