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Male Menopause And Decision-Making: A Qualitative Study

Gerrit Claassen, Willem Schurink
SA Journal of Human Resource Management | Vol 3, No 1 | a57 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v3i1.57 | © 2005 Gerrit Claassen, Willem Schurink | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 November 2005 | Published: 05 November 2005

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Gerrit Claassen, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Willem Schurink, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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The purpose of this study was to explore how a small group of white South African men going through menopause attached meaning to this major event in their lives, and also how it affected the decisions they took as leaders in the financial sector. The findings indicated that menopause symptoms in particular (physical, psychological and sexual dimensions) had a profound influence on the systemic male. A provisional substantive theory was developed – “work power trade-offs result in decreased decision-making power during the male menopause�? – and a number of recommendations were proposed


Male menopause; decision-making


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