Gender comparisons of preschoolers' behavior and resource utilization in group problem solving.

@article{Charlesworth1987GenderCO,
  title={Gender comparisons of preschoolers' behavior and resource utilization in group problem solving.},
  author={William R Charlesworth and C Dzur},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1987},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={191-200}
}
We tested the hypothesis that 4 - 5-year-old girls and boys in same-sex problem-solving groups would perform equally well when the group task required various cooperative and self-serving behaviors to obtain a resource. The hypothesis that girls and boys would employ different behaviors to obtain the resource was also tested. 20 same-sex, same-age groups of 4 children each (10 groups of girls and 10 groups of boys) were videotaped while solving a problem involving a cartoon movie as a resource… CONTINUE READING

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