Date of Paper

5-2013

Type of Paper

Clinical research paper

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Kendra Garrett

Abstract

This study examined how male gender role conflict related to attitudes toward seeking professional help in a sample of 68 men ages 24-75. The data was gathered using a selfadministered survey. A quantitative, correlational research design was used to test the hypotheses that relationship exists between the stated variables. The results of this study showed no relationship between gender role conflict and attitudes toward seeking help. The population of this research study was mostly highly educated, Caucasian men. There was no statistical significance related to gender role conflict and attitudes towards seeking help. And so gender role conflict may not need as much attention in this population in terms of how it affects help seeking. For this particular population it may be beneficial to find other influences affecting men seeking help. Future research studies could also include more diverse populations.

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