Parent-child physical play: The effects of sex and age of children and parents

@article{Macdonald1986ParentchildPP,
  title={Parent-child physical play: The effects of sex and age of children and parents},
  author={Kevin Alan David Macdonald and Ross D. Parke},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={1986},
  volume={15},
  pages={367-378}
}
Physical play is an important vehicle for differential socialization of boys and girls into appropriate sex roles. The aim of the study was to examine developmental changes in patterns of parent-child physical play as a function of the sex of parent and child. Three hundred ninety families with a total of 746 children ranging in age from under 1 year to 10 years were contacted by telephone and questioned about the frequency of physical-play interactions with their children. The results… Expand
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