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ERIC Number: ED160910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Age, Sex, and Adult Presence on Preschool Children's Sex-Typed Toy Play Behavior.
Garrett, Candace Schau; And Others
Subjects were 26 female three-, four- and five-year-old children who free-played four different sets, each containing a culturally-defined feminine, masculine and neutral toy. A same- or opposite-sex adult was either present or absent during play. Results included the following: (1) girls played longer than boys with feminine and neutral toys, while boys played longer than girls with masculine toys; (2) there was a linear increase with age in the length of time both sexes played with feminine toys, but no age differences were found for masculine or neutral toys; and (3) there were no effects due to adult presence. These results are discussed in terms of sex-role development and methodological needs in psychometric and observational sex-typing research. (Author)
C. S. Garrett, Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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