Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

4-19-2012

Conference Name

Gender Development Research Conference

Conference Location

San Francisco

Peer Review

Contributed

Abstract

Participants were presented with one of ten vignettes describing a male or female child character who varied in gender-related interests and behaviors from strongly masculine to strongly feminine.

Participants thought masculine and feminine children would be masculine and feminine in adulthood, respectively, and that masculinity would be related to externalizing and femininity to internalizing. They thought that gender-nonconforming children would experience more pressure to change their behavior, and that they would be less likely to be exclusively heterosexual in adulthood.

Keywords

gender nonconformity in children

Disciplines

Psychology

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Psychology Commons

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