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ERIC Number: ED068875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 23
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Children's Performance on and Attraction to an Activity as a Function of Masculine, Feminine or Neutral Labels on Sex-Role Preference.
Montemayor, Raymond
Children six to eight years old each played a game which was labeled either sex-appropriate, sex-neutral, or sex-inappropriate. Measures of performance and attractiveness of the game were obtained. For both boys and girls, performance was highest when the game was labeled sex-appropriate, intermediate when no sex label was given, and lowest when the game was labeled sex-inappropriate. For attractiveness, the appropriate and neutral label conditions were similar and both were higher than the inappropriate condition. The IT Scale for children was used to test the hypothesis that children who were high sex-appropriate would be more influenced by the labels than children who were high sex-inappropriate. This hypothesis was not confirmed but there is some reason to doubt the ability of the IT Scale to distinguish preference, either within a sex or between sexes. (Author/WS)
Raymond Montemayor, Dept. of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48823
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