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ERIC Number: EJ1045870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Gender Differences in the Content of Preschool Children's Recollections: A Longitudinal Study
Tõugu, Pirko; Tulviste, Tiia; Suits, Kristi
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v38 n6 p563-569 Nov 2014
Personal recollections constitute autobiographical memory that develops intensively during the preschool years. The two-wave longitudinal study focuses on gender differences in preschool children's independent recollections. The same children (N = 275; 140 boys, 135 girls) were asked to talk about their previous birthday and the past weekend at the ages of 4 and 6. Interactions were coded for content. Boys talked more about themselves and about different nonsocial aspects of the events. Girls talked more about the other people with whom they had jointly experienced the past event. It seems that gender differences in children's recollections appear early and increase during the preschool period.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Estonia