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ERIC Number: ED160946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Children's Monetary Evaluations of Body Parts as a Function of Sex, Grade, and Race.
Vaughan, Sandra L.; And Others
The present study reports ratings of seven body parts as a function of sex, age, and race of child. Subjects were 320 public school children. They were given a sheet of paper with pictures of seven different body parts, and were asked to select from a list of numbers a dollar value for each body part. The instructions suggested that they imagine a part of the body had been damaged in an accident. A multivariate analysis of variance indicated that females value their bodies less than males. There was a significant increase in the body evaluations from the third grade to the sixth grade. Black children placed a significantly higher dollar value on their body parts than did white children. (Author)
Sandra L. Vaughan, Department of Psychology, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, Ga., 30303
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association (24th, Atlanta, Georgia, March 15-18, 1978)