Masculinity and Masculine Gender Role Stress as Predictors of Trauma Disclosure and PostTraumatic Stress Disorder
In order to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, one must experience a potentially traumatic event. However, not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD. One factor that acts as a buffer to the development of PTSD is discussing the experience with others (family, friends, etc.) This being said, a person who has experienced a trauma may avoid disclosure because of negative expectations. Hypermasculinity is factor that may contribute to a hesitance to disclose. Masculine Gender Role Stress (MGRS) results from the violation of masculine gender norms and is associated with ...
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