Moderators of gender effects on parents' talk to their children: a meta-analysis.

  • C Leaper, K J Anderson, P Sanders
  • Published 1998 in Developmental psychology


Two sets of meta-analyses of studies examining gender effects on parents' observed language with their children were conducted. One looked at studies comparing mothers and fathers in amount of talking, supportive speech, negative speech, directive speech, informing speech, and questions and requests. The other looked at studies comparing mothers… (More)