Masculine Gender Role Stress

A Perspective on Men’s Health
  • Michael M. Copenhaver
  • Richard M. Eisler
Part of the The Plenum Series in Culture and Health book series (PSCH)


Over the past decade there has been unprecedented interest in fostering improved health practices through lifestyle change and stress reduction. This interest is reflected in the popular literature as well as in health-related research. Whereas the burden of health-related problems was once imposed by infectious diseases, today many serious health problems result from unhealthy life styles (Baffi, Redican, Sefchick, & Impara, 1991). As interest in health research has grown, so has attention to identifying factors that make distinctive populations of individuals uniquely vulnerable to various forms of stress and illness.


Gender Role Emotional Expressiveness Cardiovascular Reactivity Gender Role Conflict Masculine Gender Role 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael M. Copenhaver
    • 1
  • Richard M. Eisler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg

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