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Men Interviewing Men: The Benefits and Challenges of Using Constructed Mateship as a Tool to Build Rapport when Interviewing Anglo-Australian Men About Their Health

Smith, James A. and Braunack-Mayer, Annette (2014). Men Interviewing Men: The Benefits and Challenges of Using Constructed Mateship as a Tool to Build Rapport when Interviewing Anglo-Australian Men About Their Health. International Journal of Men's Health,13(3).

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IRMA ID 84473306xPUB71
Title Men Interviewing Men: The Benefits and Challenges of Using Constructed Mateship as a Tool to Build Rapport when Interviewing Anglo-Australian Men About Their Health
Author Smith, James A.
Braunack-Mayer, Annette
Journal Name International Journal of Men's Health
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1532-6306   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Men's Studies Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The perceived reluctance of men to seek help and use health services has limited opportunities for men to speak openly about their health. Differing theories have emerged to explain this phenomenon, yet few authors have offered practical guidance as to how improvements can be made when engaging men in discussion about their health. This has significant implications for both research and practice contexts. In this article we draw on accounts from 36 in-depth individual interviews with men about their help seeking practices and health service use. We show how gendered social relations in the form of constructed mateship can be a useful concept to facilitate rapport building. Constructed mateship can assist in promoting a more equal relationship between the interviewer and interviewee, which results in men discussing aspects of their health openly. We conclude that, given the right environment, men will speak openly about their health.
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