ERIC Number: EJ308844
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Development of Gender Constancy and Children's Sex-Typed Free Play Behavior.
Smetana, Judith G.; Letourneau, Karen J.
Developmental Psychology, v20 n4 p691-96 Jul 1984
Examines relationships among gender constancy, preferences for same- or opposite-sex playmates, and sex-typed activities in preschool children. Findings suggest that, at least for females, gender concepts may have an organizing role in sex-role development by motivating children to seek social contexts in which to acquire and practice sex-appropriate behaviors. (Author/AS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
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