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Conway, Pat; Cresswell, Janet; Harmon, Diane; Pospishil, Charles; Smith, Kathy; Wages, Jennifer; Weisz, Lisa – Journal of Family Social Work, 2010
This article addresses the question, "What factors contributed to successful completion of a needs and resource assessment in local communities, using the empowerment evaluation approach?" Case studies of three successful projects allow the exploration of organizational, community, state, and national factors that contributed to a strong needs and…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Evaluators, Family Violence, Rape
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Haste, Polly – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2013
This paper analyses data from a focus group conducted with a group of female pupils aged 13-14 to re-examine the assumption that pupils' negative assessments of sex and relationship education (SRE) should be understood only as a reflection of inadequate teaching. Focusing on the emotional aspects of their accounts, and the inconsistencies in their…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Sex Education, Females, Early Adolescents
Vroegh, Karen; Handrich, Millicent – 1966
Sex role typing in the preschool child is the subject of this research report. Specific topics considered are sex differences, awareness of sex differences, sex role preferences, parent preferences, sex role identification, and family variables related to sex role typing. This summary of research studies in the field reports experimental and…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Individual Differences, Middle Class, Preschool Children
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Cherney, Isabelle D.; Dempsey, Jessica – Educational Psychology, 2010
Developmental intergroup theory would predict that children develop fewer or weaker stereotypes about toys that have less distinguishable gender attributes than those that are clearly associated with a gender. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of neutral and ambiguous toys in 31 three- to five-year-old children's play behaviour…
Descriptors: Play, Toys, Gender Differences, Gender Issues
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Shields, Stephanie A.; Dicicco, Elaine C. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2011
The social psychology of gender has grown to become a thriving, scientifically sound research theme that encompasses a wide variety of topics and questions. The story of how this came to be has been told from a number of perspectives (e.g., Crawford & Marecek, 1989; Deaux, 1999; Rutherford, Vaughn-Blount, & Ball, 2010; Unger, 1998). In this…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Personality, Social Psychology, Sexual Identity
Lemle, Russell – 1984
This review examines three theories of alcohol abuse by American males: (1) the sex role theory which states that men drink heavily because American culture accepts and encourages that activity in males; (2) the dependency theory, which interprets drinking as a means by which men secretly gratify their dependency needs while manifesting an…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adult Development, Alcoholism, Developmental Stages
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Longmore, Monica A.; Eng, Abbey L.; Giordano, Peggy C.; Manning, Wendy D. – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2009
This study draws on social control and social learning theories to examine the role of dating-specific attitudes and practices as predictors of adolescents' sexual initiation. We include attention to the adolescent's reaction to control attempts as a further means of assessing family dynamics (i.e., frequency of dating disagreements). The study…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Socialization, Social Control, Child Rearing
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Archer, John – American Psychologist, 1996
Examines competing claims of two explanations of sex differences in social behavior, social role theory, and evolutionary psychology. Findings associated with social role theory are weighed against evolutionary explanations. It is suggested that evolutionary theory better accounts for the overall pattern of sex differences and for their origins.…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Evolution
Ferfolja, Tania, Ed.; Diaz, Criss Jones, Ed.; Ullman, Jacqueline, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2018
Description Contents Resources Courses About the Authors Understanding Sociological Theory for Educational Practices introduces readers to the contemporary classroom through the lens of sociological theory. By compelling readers to think critically and reflexively this book helps future teachers create a welcoming and equitable learning…
Descriptors: Sociology, Social Theories, Educational Practices, Critical Theory
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Braden, Eliza G.; Rodriguez, Sanjuana C. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2016
This critical content analysis examines the representation of Latinx characters in 15 picture books published in 2013 and identified by Children's Cooperative Book Center (CCBC) as having significant Latinx content. The theoretical framework undergirding this study is Critical Race Theory (Ladson-Billings, 1998; Solórzano & Yosso, 2002;…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Critical Theory
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Bowden, Randall; McCauley, Kayleigh – Journal of Educational Issues, 2016
In September 2011, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced the "Policy on Transgender Inclusion." It provides guidelines for transgender student athletes to participate in sex-separated athletic teams according to their gender identity. The "2012 LGBTQ National College Athlete Report," the first of its…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Athletes, College Students, Sexual Identity
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Rodríguez, Carmen; Inda, Mercedes; Fernández, Carmen Mª – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2016
This study tested social cognitive career theory (SCCT) in the technological domain with 2,359 high-school students in Asturias (Spain). Path analyses were run to determine the influence of gender on the SCCT model and to explain the influence of personal (emotional state, gender-role attitudes), contextual (perceived social supports and…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Social Influences, Gender Differences, High School Students
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Shaked, Haim; Glanz, Jeffrey; Gross, Zehavit – School Leadership & Management, 2018
The current qualitative study sought to examine how male and female principals enact their instructional leadership. Data were collected through 59 semi-structured interviews with 36 female principals and 23 male principals from Israel, and analysed in a four-stage process--condensing, coding, categorising, and theorising. Findings presented two…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Instructional Leadership, Semi Structured Interviews, Principals
Barrett, Carol J. – 1978
Previous writers have presumed that widowhood is more stressful for one sex or the other. Hypotheses derived from demographic considerations and sex role developmental theory compared the needs and resources of 147 widows and 42 widowers, relative to 190 married persons. All subjects were non-institutionalized urban residents aged 62 or over. The…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Interpersonal Relationship, Marital Status, Needs
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Concha, Maritza; Villar, Maria Elena; Tafur-Salgado, Rocio; Ibanez, Sandra; Azevedo, Lauren – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
This article uses gender-role theory to consider the involvement of Latino fathers in their children's lives as a result of participating in a fatherhood educational intervention. Open-ended interviews (n = 48) were conducted with participants of the program. Findings revealed that the content of the group intervention encouraged fathers to…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation
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