Consumer Behavior

Intensions Study: Health Stigma & Toughness

Intensions Study: Health Stigma & Toughness

A new study conducted by Intensions Consulting and the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation has found that thirty-five percent of men believe it’s important to demonstrate toughness, endorsing views that men should ‘never reveal their vulnerability’ and should ‘take risks, even though they might get injured’.

The study, which was published in the latest edition of Oxford’s Health Promotion International, involved an online survey with 2000 Canadian men between the ages of 19 and 94 years. The study found that holding these toughness beliefs was associated with a greater frequency of health risks among men, in particular having significantly higher rates of unhealthy eating behavior and higher screening rates for depression.

Intensions Study: Five Health Habits of Canadian Men

Intensions Study: Five Health Habits of Canadian Men

A new study conducted by Intensions Consulting and the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation has found that seventy-two percent of men regularly demonstrate two or more unhealthy behaviours, including a poor diet, smoking cigarettes, problem drinking, not exercising or not getting regular sleep.

The study, which was published in the latest edition of the Canadian Urological Association Journal, involved an online survey with 2000 Canadian men between the ages of 19 and 94 years.

Intensions Men's Values Study Online

Intensions Men's Values Study Online

Over the past month, our recent Intensions Consulting study on The New Values of Millennial Men has appeared on a number of online news, trade magazine and media platforms, including: Science Daily, Earth.com, AskMen.com, Neuroscience News, PsychCentral, EurekAlert and IFLScience. Below are summaries and links to these articles and the public discussions that they generated.

Intensions Study in Men's Health

Intensions Study in Men's Health

On April 27, 2018, Men’s Health published an article titled, ‘Millennial Men May Be More Selfless Than Older Generations’. Written by Melissa Matthews, the article was based on the findings from our recent Intensions Consulting and UBC study on The New Values of Millennial Men.

To quote for the article: “When you hear the word "millennial," you might picture a wannabe Instagram influencer who still hasn't moved out of his parents' house five years after graduating college — someone who's fine with being lazy and entitled. But it turns out, today's young men may be anything but. Seeking insights on ways to improve gender-specific healthcare, a recent study asked 630 Canadian men ages 15 to 29 to identify the values they thought all guys should embody. Chief among them were selflessness, social consciousness, and openness - a change from the traditional masculine values of older guys.”

Intensions Study in The Mirror

Intensions Study in The Mirror

On April 26, 2018, The Mirror published an article titled, ‘Male Millennials value EMOTIONS over physical strength, study reveals’. Written by Shivali Best, the article was based on the findings from our recent Intensions Consulting and UBC study on The New Values of Millennial Men.

To quote from the article: "The results revealed that the most strongly endorsed value was selflessness, with 91 per cent of the men agreeing that that a man should help other people. Openness also ranked highly, with 88 per cent saying that a man should be open to new ideas, new experiences, and new people. More traditionally ‘male’ values ranked lower on the scale. While 75 per cent of the men said a man should have physical strength, 83 per cent said they should have emotional strength.”