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Hegemonic masculinity is constructed in a way that pressures men into certain behaviors and mindsets. Traditional genders roles emphasized in hegemonic masculinity call for alcohol and drug abuse, unprotected sex, and other prohibited behavior (Edwards & Jones, 2009). There is a significant lack of research aimed specifically on the sophomore year experience for college students (Gardner et al., 2010). Hegemonic masculinity (Arxer, 2011) and its foundations give way to how men translate the pressures of masculinity into relationships. The research for this study revolved around the success of sophomore students and hegemonic masculinity. The study attempted to gain a new perspective into the real issues of sophomore men. Findings will assist higher education professionals in designing support systems for sophomore men.

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Nasser Razek

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Counselor Education and Human Services


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Wanted: Bromances: Impacts of Hegemonic Masculinity on the Relationships of Sophomore Men