ERIC Number: EJ602212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Goals as a Mediator of Gender Differences in High-Affiliation Dyadic Conversations.
Strough, JoNell; Berg, Cynthia A.
Developmental Psychology, v36 n1 p117-25 Jan 2000
Examined whether gender differences in affiliative aspects of dyadic conversations occur because girls are more oriented than boys toward goals focused on others. Found that high-affiliation conversations and mutual-participation goals were more prevalent in female than in male and mixed- gender dyads. Mutual-participation goals mediated gender differences in high-affiliation conversations. Control and task-performance goals did not differ by gender. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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