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ERIC Number: ED340466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Pages: 24
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Children's Self-Presentations with Infants: Age, Gender, and Race Comparisons.
Reid, Pamela Trotman; And Others
This study examined gender and race differences in children's interactions with infants. Subjects were 53 black and white children between 8 and 10 years of age. An experimenter of the same race as the children presented them with a 6-week to 12-month-old infant of the same race. Children were photographed with the infant; while playing the role of the parent to the infant; and with a peer of the same race. Measures taken from the photographs were those of proximity, or the distance the child stood from the infant or peer; and expressions of attraction, such as smiling. Results indicated that black children stood closer to peers and infants than did white children. All children stood further from peers than from infants, and closer to infants in the parent condition than otherwise. Children exhibited more attraction behavior in the parent role condition than the other conditions. There were gender differences between white girls and boys, but not black girls and boys. Results are compared to results of an earlier study of preschool children's interactions with infants. A list of 20 references is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Chattanooga)