Title

The Effect of a Residing US Region on the Toxic Masculinity of a Public High School Student

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this social experiment was to discover if the environment, more specifically the region, in which high school boys reside impacts their toxic masculinity. The researchers hypothesized that the boys residing in the Northeast region of the United States would have a higher concentration of toxic masculinity. The experimenters created an anonymous quiz with 14 questions, including possible situations the teenage boy may experience which may indeed indicate whether he has toxic masculinity or not. The researchers emailed an anonymous quiz to 8 public schools, two from each region of the United States, which totalled 200 responses. 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 residing in both the West and Midwest had a higher level of toxic masculinity. In certain circumstances public school boys from the Northeast and south did indeed show more toxic masculinity compared to those from the West and Midwes. However, the majority of the results indicated that public school boys residing in both the West and Midwest exhibited more toxic masculinity more often. In conclusion, the researcher's hypothesis was refuted. The data shows that public school boys from the West and Midwest have more toxic traits than boys residing in the Northeast and South.

Location

Furman Hall 209

Start Date

3-28-2020 9:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

Yes

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Mar 28th, 9:00 AM

The Effect of a Residing US Region on the Toxic Masculinity of a Public High School Student

Furman Hall 209

The purpose of this social experiment was to discover if the environment, more specifically the region, in which high school boys reside impacts their toxic masculinity. The researchers hypothesized that the boys residing in the Northeast region of the United States would have a higher concentration of toxic masculinity. The experimenters created an anonymous quiz with 14 questions, including possible situations the teenage boy may experience which may indeed indicate whether he has toxic masculinity or not. The researchers emailed an anonymous quiz to 8 public schools, two from each region of the United States, which totalled 200 responses. 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 residing in both the West and Midwest had a higher level of toxic masculinity. In certain circumstances public school boys from the Northeast and south did indeed show more toxic masculinity compared to those from the West and Midwes. However, the majority of the results indicated that public school boys residing in both the West and Midwest exhibited more toxic masculinity more often. In conclusion, the researcher's hypothesis was refuted. The data shows that public school boys from the West and Midwest have more toxic traits than boys residing in the Northeast and South.