Title

The Effect of Public and Private Schooling on Teenage Boys Toxic Masculinity

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of conducting this social experiment was to discover if the environment in which high school boys spend most of their time impacts their toxic masculinity. The researchers hypothesized that the private school boys would have a higher concentration of toxic masculinity. The experimenters created an anonymous quiz (on google forms) with 13 questions, including possible situations the teenage boy may experience which may indeed indicate whether he has toxic masculinity or not. Once having permission from each of the boys, the researchers emailed out an anonymous quiz to 10 public school boys and 10 private school boys. The researchers appreciate that this is probably too small of a sample to be statistically significant, but it is felt that the results are meaningful and provide a basic understanding of the issue. After receiving all of the boy’s results, the researchers concluded that overall, the public school boys had a higher level of toxic masculinity. In certain circumstances private school boys did indeed show more toxic masculinity compared to the public school boys, however, the majority of the results indicated that public school boys exhibited more toxic masculinity more often. In conclusion, the researcher’s hypothesis was refuted. The data shows that public school boys have more toxic traits than boys who attend private school.

Location

Founders Hall 251 C

Start Date

3-30-2019 8:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

Yes

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Mar 30th, 8:30 AM

The Effect of Public and Private Schooling on Teenage Boys Toxic Masculinity

Founders Hall 251 C

The purpose of conducting this social experiment was to discover if the environment in which high school boys spend most of their time impacts their toxic masculinity. The researchers hypothesized that the private school boys would have a higher concentration of toxic masculinity. The experimenters created an anonymous quiz (on google forms) with 13 questions, including possible situations the teenage boy may experience which may indeed indicate whether he has toxic masculinity or not. Once having permission from each of the boys, the researchers emailed out an anonymous quiz to 10 public school boys and 10 private school boys. The researchers appreciate that this is probably too small of a sample to be statistically significant, but it is felt that the results are meaningful and provide a basic understanding of the issue. After receiving all of the boy’s results, the researchers concluded that overall, the public school boys had a higher level of toxic masculinity. In certain circumstances private school boys did indeed show more toxic masculinity compared to the public school boys, however, the majority of the results indicated that public school boys exhibited more toxic masculinity more often. In conclusion, the researcher’s hypothesis was refuted. The data shows that public school boys have more toxic traits than boys who attend private school.