Psychometric Properties and Correlates of Precarious Manhood Beliefs in 62 Nations

Bosson, Jennifer K. and Jurek, Pawel and Vandello, Joseph A. and Kosakowska-Berezecka, Natasza and Olech, Michal and Besta, Tomasz and Bender, Michael and Hoorens, Vera and Becker, Maja and Sevincer, Timur A. and Best, Deborah L. and Safdar, Saba and Wlodarczyk, Anna and Zawisza, Magdalena and Żadkowska, Magdalena and and about 150 others (2021) Psychometric Properties and Correlates of Precarious Manhood Beliefs in 62 Nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 52 (3). pp. 231-258. ISSN 1552-5422

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Abstract

Precarious manhood beliefs portray manhood, relative to womanhood, as a social status that is hard to earn, easy to lose, and proven via public action. Here, we present cross-cultural data on a brief measure of precarious manhood beliefs (the Precarious Manhood Beliefs scale [PMB]) that covaries meaningfully with other cross-culturally validated gender ideologies and with country-level indices of gender equality and human development. Using data from university samples in 62 countries across 13 world regions (N = 33,417), we demonstrate: (1) the psychometric isomorphism of the PMB (i.e., its comparability in meaning and statistical properties across the individual and country levels); (2) the PMB’s distinctness from, and associations with, ambivalent sexism and ambivalence toward men; and (3) associations of the PMB with nation-level gender equality and human development. Findings are discussed in terms of their statistical and theoretical implications for understanding widely-held beliefs about the precariousness of the male gender role.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: psychometric isomorphism, precarious manhood beliefs, ambivalent sexism, ambivalence toward men
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2021 10:03
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2021 10:33
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706393

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