The role of brothers and sisters in the gender development of preschool children.

  title={The role of brothers and sisters in the gender development of preschool children.},
  author={John Rust and Susan Golombok and Melissa Hines and Katie J. Johnston and Jean Golding},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  volume={77 4},
The study examined whether the sex of older siblings influences the gender role development of younger brothers and sisters of age 3 years. Data on the Pre-School Activities Inventory, a measure of gender role behavior that discriminates within as well as between the sexes, were obtained in a general population study for 527 girls and 582 boys with an older sister, 500 girls and 561 boys with an older brother, and 1665 singleton girls and 1707 singleton boys. It was found that boys with older… 

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