Conformity to masculine role norms, firearm storage behaviors, and openness to means safety among two samples of firearm owners

Understanding the sociocultural characteristics that are associated with US firearm owners’ current storage practices and openness to means safety can inform suicide prevention initiatives. Masculinity, which is dominant within the US gun culture, may be a particularly salient factor that influences firearm ownership, storage practices, and openness to means safety.


Two samples of US firearm owners were recruited on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk in 2019 (Sample 1; n = 200) and 2020 (Sample 2; n = 297).

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Principal Investigators:
Michael Anestis, PhD
Samantha Daruwala, PhD; Shelby Bandel, M.S.

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