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Rose Barlow


I examined the difference between men who scored higher in masculinity and experienced a trauma, less masculine men who suffered a trauma, less masculine men who did not suffer from a trauma, and higher masculine men who did not experience a trauma. I compared the four groups on their prosocial tendencies. I used the Male Roles Norms Inventory-Short Form, Posttraumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale, and the Adult Prosocial Tendencies Measure to establish masculinity, trauma experience, and prosocial tendencies respectively. The sample used was 54 males ranging in age from 18 to 28 years (M = 19.58, SD = 1.89) collected from students attending Boise State University. There was not a significant difference between groups created by combining masculinity and trauma experience on their scores on the Adult Prosocial Tendencies Measure. I recommend that further research be conducted with consideration of the different sub-scales of masculinity on their prosocial tendencies after experiencing a trauma.

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