Correlates of preschool girls' feminine and masculine toy preferences

Nancy Eisenberg, Rita Boothby, Tom Matson

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Abstract

Observed 47 preschool girls (2.5-4 yrs old) in social interaction with boys and girls. For young Ss, feminine toy preference was positively related to interaction with girls, whereas masculine toy choice was positively associated with interaction with boys. For older girls, feminine toy choice was positively related to interaction with girls. Large, older girls tended to play with masculine toys. (5 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-355
Number of pages2
JournalDevelopmental psychology
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1979

Keywords

  • free-play setting, correlates of feminine vs masculine toy preferences, 2.5-4 yr old females

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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