Gender Development Research Conference
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.
gender nonconformity in children
Rachel N. Thomas and Judith Elaine Blakemore (2012).
Expected correlates and outcomes of childhood gender nonconformity. Presented at Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco.