ERIC Number: EJ554457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Dimensions of Liking and Disliking Underlying the Same-Sex Preference in Childhood and Early Adolescence.
Sippola, Lorrie K.; Bukowski, William M.; Noll, Robert B.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, v43 n4 p591-609 Oct 1997
Analyzed preference for same-sex peers in 326 second through ninth graders. Found that same-sex preference occurred at all ages, decreased with age, was due more to a positive bias toward same-sex peers rather than negative bias against other-sex peers, and changed primarily as a function of liking for same-sex peers. Suggests that two processes underlie same-sex preference. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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