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ERIC Number: EJ797334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Gender Identity and Adjustment: Understanding the Impact of Individual and Normative Differences in Sex Typing
Lurye, Leah E.; Zosuls, Kristina M.; Ruble, Diane N.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n120 p31-46 Sum 2008
The relationship among gender identity, sex typing, and adjustment has attracted the attention of social and developmental psychologists for many years. However, they have explored this issue with different assumptions and different approaches. Generally the approaches differ regarding whether sex typing is considered adaptive versus maladaptive, measured as an individual or normative difference, and whether gender identity is regarded as a unidimensional or multidimensional construct. In this chapter, we consider both perspectives and suggest that the developmental timing and degree of sex typing, as well as the multidimensionality of gender identity, be considered when examining their relationship to adjustment. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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