ERIC Number: EJ618677
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Brothers and Sisters in the Gender Development of Preschool Children.
Rust, John; Golombok, Susan; Hines, Melissa; Johnston, Katie; Golding, Jean
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v77 n4 p292-303 Dec 2000
Examined whether the sex of older siblings influenced the gender role development of 3-year-olds. Found that boys with older brothers and girls with older sisters were more sex-typed than same-sex singletons who, in turn, were more sex-typed than children with other-sex siblings. Having an older brother was associated with more masculine and less feminine behavior for boys and girls. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue on: "Sex and Gender in Development."