A City Guide To Changtu

A City Guide To Changtu for Michell and Amos Gender has been shown to exert a significant influence on the nature and performance of healthy or health-risk behaviours, as we have described in the two preceding chapters. What is necessary is better understanding of why this is the case. Perceptions of health and the meanings attached to health and health behaviours offer a partial explanation, with males seeming to engage in risk behaviours such as drinking alcohol as a projection of their masculinity Visser and Smith Conversely they may also engage in the health beneficial activity ? exercise ? for similar reasons Steffen et al. , and they may avoid health care for related reasons, for example to be seen as being strong’ Marcell et al The recent study by Visser and Smith presents qualitative material which beautifully illustrates the linkages made between health risk behaviour and masculinity, and how other factors, such as sporting success, can compensate’ for the reduced perceived masculinity assumed from lower levels of drinking. Selected quotes from males aged ? include really icons of masculinity who go out and booze, and get in fights, and get lots of women and stuff like that, they are regarded as the prime kind of, you know, specimens of maleness. because I was better than most of the players, they didn’t, like, pressure me into drinking, because you know, it was kind of like I could say to them Forget it’ or whatever. Um that was, that’s personally me, but then I have friends who weren’t quite as experienced as me at hockey, but just to kind of get into the group I think they felt the need to partake in that [drinking However, there were exceptions to this association between masculinity and drinking behaviour, with ethnicity and religion exerting stronger influences on the behaviour of some black and Asian Muslim interviewees than did the need to be seen as masculine’. A City Guide To Changtu 2016.

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