Gender Schema and Social Judgments: A Developmental Study of Children from Hong Kong

Gender Schema and Social Judgments: A Developmental Study of Children from Hong Kong The purpose of the study was to examine inferences and judgments of gender schematic and aschematic children. Kindergarten, third grade, and sixth grade Hong Kong Chinese children (n = 196) were categorized into schematic and aschematic groups on the basis of their reaction times to gender-stereotypic and counterstereotypic items. The children were then asked to make several inferences and judgments about four male and female targets behaving gender-stereotypically or counterstereotypically. Both age and gender schematicity were related to the children's inferences. Older children and gender-schematic children relied more on individuating information and younger children relied more on the gender label. The results are discussed within the framework of gender-schema theories. Sex Roles Springer Journals

Gender Schema and Social Judgments: A Developmental Study of Children from Hong Kong

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2000 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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