TitleWhat makes a man?
NameJean-Pierre, Patrick (author), Alderfer, Clayton P (chair), Boyd-Franklin, Nancy (co-chair), Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology,
Interpersonal communication in men--United States,
Man-woman relationships--United States,
African American men--Psychology,
Hispanic American men--Psychology
DescriptionThis study examined the developmental experiences of 21 undergraduate men of Black and Latino backgrounds during their freshmen, sophomore or junior years at a large public university in the United States. The men participated in an 8-week on-campus experience that included same and mixed race resource groups focusing on manhood. Group experiences were examined using the following eight themes: 1) Learning about differences, 2) Exploring the influences of masculinity and manhood, 3) Understanding relationships with men, 4) Understanding relationships with women, 5) Learning about manhood, 6) Forming lessons on manhood, 7) Experiencing Black Male Group (BMG) and Latino Male Group (LMG) intergroup interaction, and 8) Studying BMG and LMG optimization of intergroup boundaries. This study described a unique Group Guided Experiential Approach designed to support men in exploring manhood. Results indicated that there were both similarities and differences in how Black and Latino men come to understand, to develop, and define manhood overtime. Furthermore, the study emphasized how the examination of group memberships and relationships aid college men in exploring maleness. Implications for research and practice—especially the working relationship between researchers and practitioners were discussed.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Patrick Jean-Pierre
CollectionGraduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.