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Men’s Conformity to Traditional Masculinity and Relationship Satisfaction
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
  • Shawn Meghan Burn, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • A. Zachary Ward, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Publication Date
10-1-2005
Abstract
The Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory (CMNI), intended as a counseling tool to examine masculinity issues with male clients, assesses conformity to 12 components of the masculine role. In this study, participants (N = 307) completed the CMNI and the Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS). Men’s conformity to traditional masculine norms was negatively associated with RAS scores for both men rating themselves and women rating their male partners on the CMNI. Men’s conformity to masculine norms was more strongly associated with women’s relationship satisfaction than with men’s relationship satisfaction. Findings suggest the usefulness of the CMNI for helping counseling clients explore how men’s conformity to specific masculine norms is connected to the quality of their romantic relationships.
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Citation Information
Shawn Meghan Burn and A. Zachary Ward. "Men’s Conformity to Traditional Masculinity and Relationship Satisfaction" Psychology of Men & Masculinity Vol. 6 Iss. 4 (2005) p. 254 - 263
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sburn/15/