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Responses of boys and girls to aggressive, assertive, and passive behaviors of male and female characters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  702124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Boys and girls in grades 4, 6, and 8 answered five questions after reading stories in which a male or female character behaved aggressively, assertively, or passively. As hypothesized, the results indicated differential degrees of approval for aggressive, assertive, and passive behavior depending upon the sex of the character engaged in the behavior. Boys and girls also responded in different ways to the three types of behavior. Developmental trends indicated an increasingly positive evaluation of the effectiveness of passive behavior by females and an increasingly negative evaluation by males with age. The implications for the acquisition of sex-stereotyped behavior patterns are discussed.
J M Connor; L A Serbin; R A Ender
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of genetic psychology     Volume:  133     ISSN:  0022-1325     ISO Abbreviation:  J Genet Psychol     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-20     Completed Date:  1978-12-20     Revised Date:  2007-03-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985112R     Medline TA:  J Genet Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child Development
Gender Identity
Peer Group*
Sex Factors
Social Behavior*
Social Perception*

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