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Exploring Developmental Patterns and Predictors of Gender-Based Relationship Efficacy

Abstract Segregation into own-gender peer groups, a common developmental pattern, has many potentially negative short- and long-term consequences. Understanding the social cognitive processes underlying intergroup processes may lead to a better understanding of, and a chance to improve, intergroup relations between boys and girls; however, until recently gender-typed cognitions have not received a lot of attention. Therefore, in two complementary studies, this dissertation examines developmental patterns and predictors of a particular type of social cognition, gender-based relationship efficacy (GBRE). The first study examines mean-level and interindividual stability patterns of GBRE longitudinally in two developmental periods: childhood and pre-ado... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Field, Ryan David (Author) / Martin, Carol L (Advisor) / DeLay, Dawn (Committee member) / Miller, Cindy F (Committee member) / Updegraff, Kimberly A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / adolescence / gender / peers / social cognitions
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 127 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Family and Human Development 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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