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PALLAHUALA U, SEBASTIÁN; AVENDANO A, SERGIO  and  ESTRADA G, CLAUDIA. From Tradition and Evolution: Psychological being well in contemporary patagonian men. Magallania [online]. 2011, vol.39, n.1, pp.71-81. ISSN 0718-2244.

Masculinity is a concept that strongly depends on role expectations which transcends the peculiarities of local culture. This research studies the differences that exist between magellanic’s men who belong two generations. Regarding their conceptions of masculinity and the relationship between these variables and subjective psychological well-being. A group of 80 male participants to answered two questionnaires. The results indicate that differences in both gender stereotype and psychological well-being, do not superimpose onto these age groups, but between those who adhere to it and not to more or less traditional schemes. Those men who show an integration of male identity between male and female aspects, show higher levels of welfare than those strongly masculine, strongly feminine or neither to the former. The results are discussed according the evolution of the concept of masculinity, its relationship to modern life and the universality of this phenomenon.

Keywords : male identity; gender stereotype; psychological well-being.

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