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ERIC Number: ED138986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 165
Abstractor: N/A
Elementary Students' Understanding of Certain Masculine and Neutral Generic Nouns.
Eberhart, Ozella Mae Yowell
The purpose of this study was to measure the extent to which 121 Kansas elementary school students in grades one, three, and six understood masculine generic nouns to include females. An original measurement instrument was constructed which consisted of two forms, identical with regard to pictures and format but differing in the inclusion of masculine or neuter generic terms in directional statements. Data revealed that the gender of the nouns in the two sets of directional statements significantly influenced the inclusion of females in selected elementary students' understanding. Grade level and sex were not found to be significant factors in the subjects' understanding of generic nouns. Suggestions for further investigation are made. (Author/KS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Kansas State University