Gender-Role Cognition in Three-Year-Old Boys and Girls

  title={Gender-Role Cognition in Three-Year-Old Boys and Girls},
  author={Marion O'brien and Vicki Peyton and Rashmita S. Mistry and Ludmila Z. Hruda and Anne K. Jacobs and Yvonne M. Caldera and Aletha C. Huston and Carolyn Roy},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Although the multidimensionality of gender roles has been well established, few researchers have investigated male and female roles separately. Because of the substantial differences in the ways male and female roles are portrayed in our culture, boys and girls may think and learn about these roles differently. The male role is more clearly defined, more highly valued, and more salient than the female role; thus, children's cognitions about these two roles may be expected to differ. The present… 

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