Sex, sex roles, and self-image.

  title={Sex, sex roles, and self-image.},
  author={Reid G. Simmons and F E Rosenberg},
  journal={Journal of youth and adolescence},
  volume={4 3},
The purpose of this research was to compare the self-images of male and female children in order to determine whether females were at a particular disadvantage and, if so, why. A random sample of 1988 children from grades 3-12 were interviewed in Baltimore in 1968. Findings show more disturbance among White adolescent females than among White males or Black females: White girls become much more self-conscious and show greater self-image instability and somewhat lower self-esteem. Three sets of… CONTINUE READING

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