ERIC Number: ED028465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Game Experience and Socialization: An Exploratory Study of Sex Differences.
Stoll, Clarice S.; And Others
Play and games are thought to have a vital role in the socialization process. This study explores the impact of differences in socialization via game experience according to sex. Children in the sixth grade of a racially-integrated rural school in Maryland were surveyed with regard to their participation in four types of games: (1) individual, (2) sports, (3) board or card, and (4) party. Game experience was found to be related to a range of attitudes, including: (1) sense of efficacy, (2) self image, (3) belief in success, and (4) orientation toward school. The four game types were found to have socializing effects regardless of sex of the player. In addition, each game type had a differential impact by sex. The findings highlight the need for further research on the role of the activities of peer and family groups. (Author/EK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.