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Preadolescents' Gender Typicality: An Exploration of Multidimensionality

Abstract The goal of this study was to explore the multidimensionality of gender typicality and its relation to preadolescents’ psychological adjustment. With a sample of 378 6th grade students (52% male; M age = 11.44, SD = .56; 48% White), I examined how four specific dimensions of gender typicality (behavior, appearance, activities, and peer preference) predict children’s global sense of typicality; whether children’s global sense of gender typicality, behavior, appearance, activities, and peer preference are differentially predictive of self-esteem, social preference, and relationship efficacy; and whether examining typicality of the other gender is important to add to own-gender typicality. Regression analyses indicated that all four specific... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Cook, Rachel (Author) / Martin, Carol L (Advisor) / Updegraff, Kimberly A (Committee member) / Miller, Cindy F (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Gender studies / adjustment / gender / multidimensional / typicality
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 66 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Family and Human Development 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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