ERIC Number: ED076644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
The Effects of Modeling on the Development of Sex-Role Behaviors in Children.
Garrett, Candace S.
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of modeling on sex-role development in first-grade children. It was hypothesized that when male-female pairs of children observed a male-female pair of models each child would probably shift his sex-role behavior toward that of the like-sex model. Sixty children served as subjects. The results did not support the hypothesis. The data supported the opposite effect: each child imitated the actions of the opposite-sex model. These results are explained in terms of identification, rather than modeling, theory. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Grade 1, Models, Research Methodology, Role Models, Role Perception, Sex (Characteristics), Sex Differences, Speeches
Candace S. Garrett, Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 (Reprints)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation Iowa State University at Ames; Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)