Uncovering perspectives on masculinity in Swiss men’s organizations using a mixed methods approach
|Title||Uncovering perspectives on masculinity in Swiss men’s organizations using a mixed methods approach|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Ben Salah, H, Wernli, B|
|Keywords||masculinity perspectives; Men’s organizations; mixed methods; Switzerland|
This article describes a mixed methods study of men’s organizations in Switzerland, a topic only scantly addressed in research. In the first phase, a content analysis of the websites of the 40 major men’s organizations in Switzerland identified three overarching perspec-tives on masculinity: Defensive, Expressive and Relational, and Radical pro-feminist. Subsequently, survey responses from 324 men in these various organizations identified the positioning of these individuals on the three perspectives. The use of these two methods allows for a comparison of the positioning of the spokespersons of these organizations with the views of the members. The survey also reveals important ideological con-vergences across very different types of organizations at the level of the individual member.