Latino male friendships and the role of masculinity

This study examined Latino male-to-male friendships and the influence of masculinity. This study was carried out by ten interviews held with Latino males between the ages of23-27. This study yielded data that demonstrated that Latino men can be intimate in their friendships, that masculinity plays a role in their friendships through competition and communication, and that family and ethnic background also play a role in their friendships. These implications reveal Latino men need further research in the area of friendships. Key Words: Male Friendships, Latinos, Hispanics, Masculinity, Homosociality, Best Friends, Culture