ERIC Number: EJ582454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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"God Made Me a Girl": Sex-Category Constancy Judgments and Explanations Revisited.
Szkrybalo, Joel; Ruble, Diane N.
Developmental Psychology, v35 n2 p392-402 Mar 1999
Studied children's sex-category constancy judgments and accompanying explanations over three years. Found that constancy improvements were linked to explanations based on operational reasoning. Lower constancy scores were linked to explanations emphasizing gender-role norms and external appearances. Judgment-explanation relationships were stronger for self-gender-role changes than for others and for gender-typed clothing changes than for activities and traits. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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