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Real Results for Real Men
Recommended for 25 years.
See our recent update from the Journal of Community Psychology - a peer reviewed publication.
Since the 1980's, there have been over a dozen master's and doctoral theses written about aspects of the work that MKP does in trainings and ongoing peer support groups. What the research has found is that men who participate in our training feel better about themselves, are more committed and responsible parents, partners and friends. They experience less gender conflict and live with a deeper sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. Men who participate in ManKind Project activities are less likely to hold stereotypical rigid attitudes about 'what it means to be a man' and are therefore less likely to create gender based conflicts in their primary relationships.
What the research suggests is that, "MKP has a positive impact on the men who choose to participate (Hartman, 1994; Levin, 1997), including decreased gender role conflict, reduced depression symptoms, and enhanced life goals, self-esteem and life satisfaction (Mankowski, Maton, Burke, Hoover, and Anderson, 2000; Maton, 2000). Overall, the research to date suggests there are aspects of the MKP experience that have positive implications for men in their ability to adjust to changing gender paradigms." (The ManKind Project: M. Kimmel and A. Aronson (Eds.), Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural and Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, Vol. 2, pp. 494-495.)
Numerous articles have also been written about the ManKind Project over the years. A number of these are linked below.
Mobilising male energyHow do SA businessmen relate the holistic, nurturing concepts of the ManKind Project with the hard-nosed practices of the corporate world?
By Hilary Prendini Toffoli, from Financial Mail
A small band of warriors called the Mankind Project battles the isolation that comes with being a man
By Christine Arpe Gang, from Special to The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN
A small group of men weekly speak truth & evolve – It happens in ManKind Project
By L. Steven Sieden; April 24, 2009, The Seattle Examiner