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.
On May 11, 2018, Slate Magazine published an article titled, ‘Une définition plus ouverte de la masculinité permettrait aux hommes de gagner en longévité.’ Written by Peggy Sastre, 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: “Quelques jours plus tôt, des chercheurs de l'université de la Colombie-Britannique, associés à l'institut de sondage Intensions Consulting, publiaient une étude montrant que les Canadiens âgés de 15 à 29 ans semblent délaisser les valeurs masculines traditionnelles –l'égoïsme, l'hédonisme, la compétition– pour leur préférer l'ouverture à autrui et le souci de son propre bien-être, physique comme psychique.”
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.”
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.”
On April 25, 2018, The Star published an article titled, 'Nine in 10 young men say ‘selflessness’ is a masculine trait'. Written by Wanyee Li, 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: "These findings fly in the face of traditional ideas of what being masculine means, said John Oliffe, founder of UBC’s Men’s Health Research Program. “We were very surprised by these young men. They value openness, selflessness and well-being, or health. I think those things help us think about the diversity within the group of men.” He conducted the study in partnership with Nick Black at Intensions Consulting. Oliffe acknowledged it is possible men are still holding on to long-time ideals like chivalry but are simply expressing them in a different way - by calling it selflessness instead, for example.”