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ERIC Number: ED183244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Sex Role Concepts.
Urberg, Kathryn
Sex-role concepts in 120 children aged three to seven were assessed by means of an instrument that allowed children to categorize attributes as being characteristic of males only, females only, both males and females or nobody. The children sorted attributes once for adult peer stimulus figures and once for peer stimulus figures. The relationship of gender conservation to the degree of stereotyping of children's response was also investigated. The overlap children saw between characteristics of males and females increased with age over the age span studied. Girls were less sex-typed than boys, particularly those whose mothers were employed. Gender conservation was associated with decreased sex-typing. The tendency of children to assign positive attributes to their own sex and negative attributes to the other sex peaked at age five. Subjects overall were less sex-typed in their views of adults than peers. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeing of the Society for Research in Child Development (San Francisco, CA, March 15-18, 1979)