ERIC Number: ED084029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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Sex Identity in American Children: Memory, Knowledge, and Preference Tests.
Recall, knowledge, and preference for masculine and feminine items were tested in 40 American, 5- and 8-year-old white boys and girls from working and professional middle class families. Children recalled, knew, and preferred same-sex items significantly more than opposite-sex items. Girls' scores were less rigidly sex-typed than boys'. Older children showed greater stereotype in preference tests than younger children. Sex differences in preference scores of older children were greater in the working than middle class. In comparison to the data on English 5-year olds, American girls were less sex-typed than their English counterparts, and accounted for the predicted decrease in sex polarity of preference scores. (Author/SET)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Psychology.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)