Green, Vanessa A and Bigler, Rebecca and Catherwood, Dianne F (2004) The Variability and Flexibility of Gender-Typed Toy Play: A Close Look at Children's Behavioral Responses to Counterstereotypic Models. Sex Roles, 51 (7-8). pp. 371-386. ISSN 0360-0025Full text not available from this repository.
Gender differences in play behavior are well documented. However, little work has examined the issue of variability of gender-typed behaviors within individuals or within genders. We investigated whether children's gender-typed toy play behavior is (a) variable across time within individuals, and (b) variable in response to exposure to counterstereotypic models. Extensive observations (N=203) were made of 8 highly gender-typed preschool children over 4 months. Variability was assessed by examining changes in the percentage of masculine and feminine toy play across successive days in which (a) gender neutral stories were read (within-individual variability) and (b) gender counterstereotypic stories were introduced (environmental variability). Variability of gender-typed play within individuals and in response to environmental stimuli was found among girls, but not among boys.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||play; gender differences; intervention|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Divisions:||Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Psychological Sciences|
|Research Priority Areas:||Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing|
|Depositing User:||Anne Pengelly|
|Date Deposited:||18 Aug 2015 15:33|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2016 10:55|