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ERIC Number: EJ916927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
An Empirical Examination of Sex Differences in Scoring Preschool Children's Aggression
Pellegrini, Anthony D.; Bohn-Gettler, Catherine M.; Dupuis, Danielle; Hickey, Meghan; Roseth, Cary; Solberg, David
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v109 n2 p232-238 Jun 2011
Sex differences in adults' observations and ratings of children's aggression was studied in a sample of preschool children (N=89, mean age=44.00 months, SD=8.48). When examining the direct observations made by trained observers, male observers, relative to female observers, more frequently recorded aggressive bouts, especially of boys. On rating scales assessing aggression, trained male raters also gave higher aggressive ratings than female raters. Lastly, we compared the ratings of trained female raters and female teachers on the same scale and found no differences. Results are discussed in terms male raters' and observers' prior experiences in activating their experiential schemata where males' greater experience in aggression, relative to that of females, leads them to perceive greater levels of aggression. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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