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dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Rosaleenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Kateen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHart, Grahamen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-20T01:07:13Z-
dc.date.available2019-03-20T01:07:13Z-
dc.date.issued2009-09en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29033-
dc.description.abstractMen's apparent resistance to recommended health practices and their engagement with 'high-risk' behaviours has been associated with an increased risk of morbidity or mortality. Recent work has highlighted the need to think critically about the health-promoting behaviours that men appear reluctant to engage in, as well as examining those they embrace, and explore the gendered meanings that men attribute to their beliefs and behaviours. This article presents men's discussions of the 'practices of masculinity' and examines their relation to, and implications for, men's health-related behaviours as articulated in 15 focus group discussions (59 participants in total). The data capture both the experiences of men who felt pressured to engage in behaviours that may be harmful to their health in order to appear masculine and the accounts of those who regarded themselves as freer to embrace salutogenic health practices. Less is known about the circumstances that might encourage men to re-think their engagement in performances of masculinity that have potentially detrimental effects on their health. The data presented here suggest that ageing, illness, and fatherhood were some of the experiences that prompted men to re-evaluate their health practices.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_UK
dc.relationO'Brien R, Hunt K & Hart G (2009) 'The average Scottish man has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, lying there with a portion of chips': Prospects for change in Scottish men's constructions of masculinity and their health-related beliefs and behaviours. Critical Public Health, 19 (3-4), pp. 363-381. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581590902939774en_UK
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Supplemental Terms and Conditions for iOpenAccess articles published in Taylor & Francis journals, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_UK
dc.subjectsociology of healthen_UK
dc.subjecthealth behaviouren_UK
dc.subjectidentityen_UK
dc.title'The average Scottish man has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, lying there with a portion of chips': Prospects for change in Scottish men's constructions of masculinity and their health-related beliefs and behavioursen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09581590902939774en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleCritical Public Healthen_UK
dc.citation.issn1469-3682en_UK
dc.citation.issn0958-1596en_UK
dc.citation.volume19en_UK
dc.citation.issue3-4en_UK
dc.citation.spage363en_UK
dc.citation.epage381en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.citation.date18/11/2010en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Oxforden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College Londonen_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-75349104655en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid895982en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-5873-3632en_UK
dc.date.accepted2009-04-01en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2019-02-28en_UK
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