Family context and gender role socialization in middle childhood: comparing girls to boys and sisters to brothers.

@article{Mchale1999FamilyCA,
  title={Family context and gender role socialization in middle childhood: comparing girls to boys and sisters to brothers.},
  author={S M Mchale and Ann C. Crouter and Corinna Jenkins Tucker},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1999},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={990-1004}
}
We studied the extent of sex-typing across different areas of child functioning (personality, interests, activities) in middle childhood as a function of the traditionality of parents' gender role attitudes and the sex composition of the sibling dyad. Participants included 200 firstborn children (mean = 10.4 years old), their secondborn siblings (mean = 7.7 years old) and their mothers and fathers. Family members were interviewed in their homes about their attitudes and personal characteristics… CONTINUE READING