Age and gender differences in the nature, meaning, and function of cherished possessions for children and adolescents.

@article{Dyl1996AgeAG,
  title={Age and gender differences in the nature, meaning, and function of cherished possessions for children and adolescents.},
  author={J Dyl and Seymour Wapner},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={340-77}
}
Age and gender differences were examined concerning the nature (types of objects considered special), meaning (person/nonperson, past, present, and future associations), and function (emotional, social, identity development, and play) of cherished possessions. One hundred twenty subjects in six age categories (6, 9, 11, 14, 16, and 18 years), with 10 males and 10 females comprising each age group, were interviewed. Results indicated significant age, gender, and age by gender interactions. For… CONTINUE READING