Title

Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World: Gender Differences in Intake Characteristics and Poorer Outcomes Observed for Men

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2021

Subject Area

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Abstract

Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World (“GA”), a capacity-building, anti-poverty, group-based intervention, is widely used in the United States and internationally. This U.S. nationwide study examines gender differences in intake characteristics and outcomes (N = 328). Specific focus was on men (n = 108), because they are often the minority in GA groups and may have different poverty-related risk factors and help-seeking behaviors. At intake, men were more likely to have criminal convictions and substance abuse problems. Outcome comparisons indicated that men had lesser increases in mental health and well-being, social support, hope, and goal-directed behavior and planning throughout participation in GA than did women. Findings suggest that modifications might need to be made to GA to better meet the needs of men.

Publication Title

Journal of Men's Studies

Volume

29

Issue

1

First Page

86

Last Page

105

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/1060826520923345

ISSN

10608265

E-ISSN

19330251

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