Validation of the Machista Behavior and Perception of Positiv ...

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Abstract

This article delineates the outcomes of the design and validation procedure of the Macho Behavior and Perception of Positive Masculinities Attitudes Scale within Complex Environments, incorporating its theoretical, expert, and statistical validations. Methodologically, it elucidates the findings from a pilot study executed among a student demographic at a Mexican university. The article posits that this tool facilitates the precise identification of its proposed variables, establishing itself as a credible measure for assessing the prevalence of macho behaviors and the perception of attitudes linked to positive masculinity. Furthermore, this tool serves as an augmentation of existing scales that, while quantifying macho behaviors, overlook the significance of also evaluating attitudes toward the cultivation of positive masculinity.