ERIC Number: ED116886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-18
Reference Count: N/A
Sex-Role Development of Preschool Middle- and Lower-Class Mexican-American and Anglo-American Males.
Hernandez, Nellie M.
The sex role development of 3- and 4-year-old middle- and lower-class Mexican American and Anglo American males was compared. The sample consisted of 15 Mexican Americans and 15 Anglo Americans of low socioeconomic status (SES) and 15 Mexican Americans and 15 Anglo Americans of middle SES from day-care centers and nursery schools. Approximate SES of the parents was determined by Warner's Index of Status Characteristics; ethnic classification was determined by the parents' self-classification. Presence of a father-figure and sex of older siblings were ascertained. Teachers were asked to fill out a rating scale to measure adoption. Children were administered Brown's 1956 "It" Scale for Children in the standard form to measure orientation and a "You" form to measure preference. Parametric (analysis of variance) and non-parametric (Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance and Mann-Whitney U Test) resulted in no significant differences on the "It" Scale either for SES or ethnicity. The teacher's rating scale differentiated between the groups, showing the middle-class Anglo Americans and the lower-class Mexican Americans as more masculine than the lower-class Anglo Americans and the middle-class Mexican Americans. (Author/NQ)
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Comparative Analysis, Individual Development, Lower Class, Males, Masters Theses, Mexican Americans, Middle Class, Preschool Children, Sex Role, Socioeconomic Status
Inter-Library Loan, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79999
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, University of El Paso at El Paso