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Shutts Kristin, Kenward Ben, Falk Helena, Ivegran Anna, Fawcett Christine, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
To test how early social environments affect children's consideration of gender, 3- to 6-year-old children (N = 80) enrolled in gender-neutral or typical preschool programs in the central district of a large Swedish city completed measures designed…
Price-Mohr Ruth, Price Colin, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A survey of primary schools in England found that girls outperform boys in English across all phases (Ofsted in Moving English forward. Ofsted, Manchester, 2012). The gender gap remains an on-going issue in England, especially for reading attainment…
Prieto Jesus Paz-Albo, Cvencek Dario, Herranz Llacer Cristina V., Hervas Escobar Aranzazu, Meltzoff Andrew N., August, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In play, children often explore mathematical ideas that are vital for future learning. Children's play also reveals gender differences in both colour and toy preferences. The authors examined how gender-related colour preferences of 5-year-olds are…
Wong Wang I., June, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Spatial abilities are pertinent to mathematical competence, but evidence of the space-math link has largely been confined to older samples and intrinsic spatial abilities (e.g., mental transformation). The roles of gender and affective factors are…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Ziff Anna, 11 May, 2017
Other
This is an appendix for a study that looks at gender differences in relation to a variety of outcomes for children who participated in the Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC) and the Carolina Approach to Responsive Education (CARE) and at factors…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Ziff Anna, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
This paper estimates gender differences in life-cycle impacts across multiple domains of an influential enriched early childhood program targeted toward disadvantaged children that was evaluated by the method of random assignment. We assess the…
Allan Nicholas P., Joye Shauna W., Lonigan Christopher J., May, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: There is a significant negative relation between externalizing behavior and emergent literacy skills among preschool children. Method: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of gender on the predictive relation of…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Ziff Anna, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
This paper estimates gender differences in life-cycle impacts across multiple domains of an influential enriched early childhood program targeted toward disadvantaged children that was evaluated by the method of random assignment. We assess the…
Granger Kristen L., Hanish Laura, Kornienko Olga, Bradley Robert H., April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Understanding how preschool teachers facilitate children's engagement in gender-typed and gender-neutral activities is important given that engagement in gender-typed activities is differentially linked to the development of skills connected to…
Cabrera Natasha J., Malin Jenessa L., Kuhns Catherine, West Jerry, February, 2017
Reports & Papers
This brief compares the development and early home environment of Latino boys to those of two peer groups--white boys and Latina girls--from birth to kindergarten entry. We chose these two comparisons to understand how Latino boys' early development…
Fung Wing-kai, Cheng Rebecca Wing-yi, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated the moderating effect of gender on the causal relationships between different school play activities (pretend and non-pretend play) and social competence in peer interactions among a sample of Hong Kong children. Participants…
Razmjoee Maryam, Harnett Paul H., Shahaeian Ameneh, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: Research has highlighted the role of gender in the expression of aggression. While boys display higher levels of physical aggression, girls appear to display higher levels of relational aggression. It is proposed that the expression of…
Hart Jennifer L., December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current study investigates the influence of situational context on perceptions of playful aggression. Using an online data collection instrument embedded with video vignettes showing young boys engaged in aggressive play behaviour, 36…
Lynch Lisa, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Female under-representation in children's literature is a recurring topic of exploration in gender research. The present content analysis examines the literature to which children are being exposed in six preschools in southern Sweden, focusing on…
Gilliam Walter S., Maupin Angela N., Reyes Chin R., Accavitti Maria, Shic Frederick, 28 September, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Preschool expulsions and the disproportionate expulsion of Black boys have gained attention in recent years, but little has been done to understand the underlying causes behind this issue. This study examined the potential role of preschool…