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ERIC Number: ED146531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 34
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Sex and Age Differences in Future Temporal Perspective.
Grant, Edward; Sawler, Joyce
This study explored sex differences in the Future Temporal Perspectives (FTP) of children. The influences of age, social class and intelligence were also investigated, or FTP was generally believed to be affected by them. Subjects were 96 boys and 96 girls, selected from 26 schools in Nova Scotia, from three age groups: 9.6-11.0, 12.0-13.6, and 15.0-17.0 years. Sex was found to be a fundamental component in the formation of FTP, influencing it more basically than social class membership or intellectual level. Early sex labeling plus widely-held sex biases influence later development of self concepts which, in turn, are important in the formation of FTP. It is suggested that FTP be studied as a useful tool in cross-cultural research, and also in the assessment of social change. (PFS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (April 13-16, 1977, Boston, Massachusetts); Not available in hard copy, due to marginal legibility of original document