ERIC Number: ED178167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Sex-Role Socialization in the Nursery School: Background, Design, Methods, and Subjects.
Seegmiller, Bonni R.; And Others
This monograph presents a detailed description of the background, design, methods, and subjects of a study of sex-role socialization in the nursery school. The objectives of the study were to (1) define sex-role differentiation, (2) examine the relation between age and sex-role differentiation,, (3) describe and explain the influences of the nursery school and of personal, socioeconomic, and familial characteristics on sex-role differentiation, and (4) provide much needed longitudinal data on sex-role differentiation during the preschool years. Using an incomplete cohort-sequential design, the researchers followed more than four hundred 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old boys and girls for all or part of their nursery school careers. Within each age level, the classes were equally divided between lower an midddle income level schools. The children were pretested and posttested each year on five measures of sex-role development and one measure of intelligence. Additionally, the child-teacher, child-child, and teacher-child behaviors were observed at 2- to 3-week intervals in the naturalistic environment of the classrooms. Complete data from testing and observations are included in the monograph. Results are not discussed. (Author/JMB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Employed Parents, Family Structure, Individual Characteristics, Intelligence Quotient, Interaction Process Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Lower Class, Middle Class, Peer Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Research Design, Research Methodology, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Siblings, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; City Univ. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document, see PS 010928