Exploring the Masculinities of Young Men in Hong Kong

Anita Kit Wa Chan, Adam Ka Lok Cheung

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Gender equality is critical to building and sustaining a thriving society. Having gender equal rights and opportunities, cultivating healthy relationships, and promoting the health, education, safety and well-being of everyone, all contribute to building a solid foundation from which to pursue sustainable economic
growth and social development. Thus, gender equality is beneficial for everyone of all backgrounds and genders.

Despite these benefits, to date, there is a paucity of research on men's attitudes towards women, gender equality and changing gender relations. To fill this gap, The Women’s Foundation commissioned Dr Anita Chan from The Education University of Hong Kong and Dr Adam Cheung from Hong Kong Baptist University
to conduct first of its kind research in Hong Kong to understand how young men perceive and understand gender roles, women’s rising status, and changing gender and sexual relationships.

1,768 male university students from 11 universities participated in the study which included self-administered questionnaires and focus group interviews (9 groups, and 48 participants in total).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Women's Foundation
Number of pages104
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021


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