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dc.contributor.advisorStevens-Aubrey, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Lindsay
dc.creatorRoberts, Lindsay
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-17T02:02:32Z
dc.date.available2019-09-17T02:02:32Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/634300
dc.description.abstractThe present study examined the prevalence of toxic masculinity on adolescent television programs using social cognitive theory (Bandura, 2001) and social cognitive theory of gender development and differentiation (Bussey & Bandura, 1999) as a theoretical lens. Drawing from a sample of current television shows that adolescents watch, the content analysis observes two indicators of toxic masculinity: aggression (physical aggression and expressions of anger) and an avoidance of femininity (a mockery of femininity, a suppression of vulnerable emotions and an intolerance of homosexuality). The results indicated that toxic masculinity occurs within 36.8% (n = 869) of scenes on adolescent television shows. Furthermore, gender differences occurred in the enactment of specific indicators of toxic masculinity. Physical aggression was exhibited more often by male characters than female characters, but female characters enacted a suppression of vulnerable emotions more often than male characters. Future research along with theoretical and practical implications in regard to toxic masculinity are discussed.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction, presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
dc.subjectadolescents
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjecttelevision
dc.subjecttoxic masculinity
dc.titleToxic Masculinity on Television: A Content Analysis of Preferred Adolescent Programs
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dc.typeElectronic Thesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizona
thesis.degree.levelmasters
dc.contributor.committeememberLaPierre, Matthew
dc.contributor.committeememberHarwood, Jake
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate College
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication
thesis.degree.nameM.A.
refterms.dateFOA2019-09-17T02:02:32Z


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