Articles by Keyword: Masculinity

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  1. Adolescent Boys' Talk about Absent Fathers

    Adolescent Boys' Talk about Absent Fathers

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The objective of this study was to explore how adolescent boys talk about absent fathers in Alexandra Township, a historically working-class and black community in Gauteng, South Africa. Individual and group interviews were conducted with 30 adolescent boys between the...
  2. Young Rural Males in South Africa Speak on Teenage Pregnancy: “It's Really Her Problem”

    Young Rural Males in South Africa Speak on Teenage Pregnancy: “It's Really Her Problem”

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to explore the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of school-going rural males in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on teenage pregnancy. Two methods of data collection were used, namely, a quantitative survey with a sample of 294...
  3. ‘We Do Not Cook, We Only Assist Them’: Constructions of Hegemonic Masculinity Through Gendered Activity

    ‘We Do Not Cook, We Only Assist Them’: Constructions of Hegemonic Masculinity Through Gendered Activity

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article discusses how the gendering of activity by boys coincides with, contests or recreates constructions of hegemonic masculinity in the context of South Africa. The study used a qualitative methodology including a series of three focus groups with 14–16...
  4. Young Men as Peer Counsellors: What's Under the Overcoat?

    Young Men as Peer Counsellors: What's Under the Overcoat?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of the study was to investigate masculine role identifications amongst male volunteer peer counsellors. Based on focus group interviews with young men (n=12) aged 16 to 18, the juxtapositioning of masculinity and the role of counsellor was explored...
  5. Male Soldiers' Constructions of Masculinity, Sexuality and Sexual Violence

    Male Soldiers' Constructions of Masculinity, Sexuality and Sexual Violence

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article explores soldiers' constructions of masculinity, sexual practices and gender-based violence, in particular sexual violence towards women. Fourteen male soldiers in the South African National Defence Force between the ages of 23 and 33 years old participated. A discourse...
  6. Constructions of Masculinity, Mental Toughness and the Inexpressibility of Distress among a Selected Group of South African Veterans of the ‘Bush War’ in Namibia

    Constructions of Masculinity, Mental Toughness and the Inexpressibility of Distress among a Selected Group of South African Veterans of the ‘Bush War’ in Namibia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study examined the manner in which conscripted combat veterans make meaning of their violent experiences during the apartheid-era ‘Bush War’ in the border area between Namibia and Angola. A total of 43 ex-combatants participated in the study (23 Afrikaans-speaking;...
  7. Contextual factors associated with treatment-seeking and higher-risk sexual behaviour in Botswana among men with symptoms of sexually transmitted infections

    Contextual factors associated with treatment-seeking and higher-risk sexual behaviour in Botswana among men with symptoms of sexually transmitted infections

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This study investigates contextual factors associated with treatment-seeking behaviour and higher-risk sexual conduct of men symptomatic of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Botswana. Data were drawn from a randomly selected, nationally representative sample of 8 222 men, aged 15–64 years,...
  8. Christian identity and men's attitudes to antiretroviral therapy in Zambia

    Christian identity and men's attitudes to antiretroviral therapy in Zambia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Increasing access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), especially in urban areas in Zambia, has transformed the landscape of the HIV epidemic to include hope. Drawing upon long-term ethnographic research, this article briefly describes the religious ideas of a cohort of former...
  9. ‘Trophy-hunting scripts’ among male university students in Zimbabwe

    ‘Trophy-hunting scripts’ among male university students in Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Drawing on a multi-method qualitative study, this article examines ‘trophy-hunting’ scripts among male university students in Zimbabwe. ‘Trophy hunting’ is a term I have adopted to refer to hegemonic masculinity rituals through which men gain social admiration for dating and...
  10. Warriors of the rainbow nation? South African rugby after apartheid

    Warriors of the rainbow nation? South African rugby after apartheid

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    In this article I seek to account for the special appeal of rugby to white, particularly Afrikaner, men in South Africa, by treating rugby as a social phenomenon. I suggest that at a metaphorical level formulaic elements of the sport...