ERIC Number: ED082083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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Sex Differences in the Longitudinal Prediction of Adult Personality.
Sutton-Smith, B.; Rosenberg, B. G.
This paper deals with two sets of data-one that fails to find any long-term sex differences in adults, and another which seems to find such differences. The Berkeley Guidance Study offers longitudinal data in which no variables differentiate between the two sexes at all age levels. From these results, the authors conclude that the normal course of sex role development involves a gradual acquisition of individual sex role character which continues throughout the years and which is less fixed than usually assumed. A second study on family structure points to sex differences which have impact on family size, birth order, number of children, and spouse characteristics. The authors conclude that sex role research should concentrate less on sex stereotyped and justificatory mythology of sex role universals and more on specific research pertaining to the age and ecological relevance of the differences that do appear. (Author/LAA)
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Note: Paper presented at the Society of Research in Child Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April, 1973