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ERIC Number: ED428903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 10
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The Development of Children's Same-Sex Peer Preferences: Labeling versus Play Styles.
Mireles, Jenny
This study examined the influence of play styles and gender labeling on children's peer preferences. Thirty-six preschool children viewed pictures of other children playing and were asked to point to whom they wanted to play with. One group of children chose between a boy wrestling with a neutral doll and a girl hugging the neutral doll. Another group of children chose between a boy hugging the neutral doll and a girl wrestling with the neutral doll. The findings indicated that children in both conditions preferred children of the same sex regardless of the play style portrayed in the picture. Overall, this study suggests that the child's sex may be more influential in gender segregation than play styles. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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