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ERIC Number: ED100520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 65
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The Effects of Sex and Race on Children's Sociometric Choices for Play and Work.
Singleton, Louise Cornacchia
The purpose of the present study is to examine the relative importance of sex and race preference as a basis for the choice of playmates and working companions in integrated elementary school classrooms. Subjects were 242 third-grade children from 11 randomly chosen classrooms. Twenty-one per cent of the children were black. A roster-and-rating scale technique adapted from Roistacher was employed to collect data from the children on two sociometric questions: "How much do you like to play with this person at school?" and "How much do you like to work with this person at school?" Results indicated that sex had a considerable, consistent influence on the sociometric choices for work and play. Race was also a significant factor, but it was neither as strong nor as consistent as the sex influence. Also, the data provided support for the use of more than one sociometric choice criterion and suggested questions concerning the goals and techniques of integration. Implications for future research are presented. (SDH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: M. A. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign