Asian Journal of Counselling



Searching for Manhood: Reflecting Growing up in a Chinese Way

2006.第13卷第2期(Vol. 13 No. 2).pp. 207–234
 

Searching for Manhood: Reflecting Growing up in a Chinese Way

尋找男性身分:華人反思成長歷程

Koon-Ming HO & Yuk-Shuen WONG(何冠明、黃玉璇)

Abstract

This article reported a qualitative research based on Giorgi’s (1975a, 1975b) phenomenological methodology that studied male identity formation of Chinese Canadian immigrants who grew up in China and later settled down in Canada. The purpose was to explore how their male identity developed, their current ideas about being men, and what they wanted to become in the future. The data yielded a theme that they learnt to be men by their own searching. Their experience of navigating across two cultures revealed some characteristics of growing up in a Chinese culture and the journey of searching for male identity in Canada.

摘要

本研究利用Giorgi的現象學,探討男性如何建立性別角色認同。參加者是一批在中國長大,其後定居於加拿大的加拿大華裔男士。這項研究旨在了解男性如何發展出性別認同,他們對身為男性有何想法,以及他們對未來的展望。結果顯示,參加者透過摸索,學懂成為男性。他們生活在兩個文化的經驗,揭示了他們在中國成長的特徵,以及在加拿大尋找性別認同的旅程。