ERIC Number: ED157633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Four Selected Paternal Child-Rearing Practices and Their Relationship to Sex-Role Preferences of Four-Year-Old Nursery School Children.
This study was designed to investigate the relationship between selected paternal child-rearing dimensions and the sex-role preferences of four-year-old nursery school children. The IT Scale for Children was used to assess the sex-role preferences of 50 boys and 50 girls and the Child-Rearing Family Practices Inventory was administered to their fathers. Four paternal child rearing factors were examined: (1) use of reward, (2) use of physical punishment, (3) Promotion of independence, and (4) strict discipline. Results showed that nearly all of the 50 boys had clear cut masculine preferences while the girls were more equally divided between those with clear cut feminine preferences and those indicating masculine preferences. Findings showed a correlation between paternal promotion of independence and boys' masculine sex-role preference. The sex-role preference of girls was not shown to be related to specific fathering behaviors. (JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
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