ERIC Number: EJ584992
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Game Type on Children's Gender-Based Peer Preferences: A Naturalistic Observational Study.
Boyatzis, Chris J.; Mallis, Michael; Leon, Ileana
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, v40 n1-2 p93-105 Jan 1999
Used naturalistic observation to study 242 first- to third- graders playing two games that varied in physicality and competitiveness. As predicted, children interacted more often with same-sex peers. Findings support the necessity of investigating social context as an influence on children's own-sex favoritism. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Portions of the paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (Philadelphia, PA, March 1996).