Sex-role stereotyping in young children

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dc.contributor.advisor Lenzer, Irmingard
dc.creator Lamie, Marylizabeth A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:20Z
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier.other BF723 S42 L35
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22565
dc.description iv, 60 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 30-35.
dc.description.abstract To examine the development of sex-role stereotypes in the children of professional, working mothers, 40 children between the ages of 5 and 7 were tested with the Sex Stereotype Measure II. Children were asked to categorize sex-role stereotypic attributes as representative of one of four response categories: girls, boys, both girls and boys, and a mystery box. Results revealed that older children provided more androgynous responses than younger children. There was no difference between males and females in their assignment of stereotypic attributes yet male sex-typed attributes were assigned with a significantly higher frequency than female sex-typed attributes by both sexes. An objective measure of the social desirability of the stereotypic gender-role attributes was developed and the results indicated that there was no significant difference between these attributes on this measure of social desirability by either females or males.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc BF723.S42
dc.subject.lcsh Stereotypes (Social psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role in children
dc.title Sex-role stereotyping in young children
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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