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Men Who Uphold 'Culture Of Honour', Even With Violence, Suffer High Accidental Death Risk

by Tanya Thomas on  August 16, 2011 at 11:20 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Men who live in states with a "culture of honour" put themselves at risk of accidental death during their effort to establish their manliness, according to a new study.
 Men Who Uphold 'Culture Of Honour', Even With Violence, Suffer High Accidental Death Risk
Men Who Uphold 'Culture Of Honour', Even With Violence, Suffer High Accidental Death Risk
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A culture of honour puts a high value on the defense of reputation-sometimes with violence. It can develop in environments with historically few natural resources, danger of rustling, and low police presence, researchers say.

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People from honour states tend to respond to reputation threats with higher levels of hostility and violence compared to people from non-honor states, they said.

The researchers compared the rates of accidental death-by drowning, car wrecks, over-exertion and so on-and found that people in honour states had significantly higher accidental death rates than did people in non-honour states, especially among White men.

They found that honour states had a 14 percent higher accidental death rate in the cities, as well as a 19 percent higher rate of accidental death in more rural areas, compared to non-honour states.

More than 7,000 deaths a year can be attributed to risk-taking associated with the culture of honour in the USA, they said.

The study has been published in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science (published by SAGE).

Source: ANI
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