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dc.contributor.authorGerken, Shirley Humphriesen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-01T18:05:38Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-01T18:05:38Zen
dc.date.issued1973en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/64689en
dc.description.abstractThe present study investigated heterosexual social communication between boys and girls seven through ten years of age using a series of cartoon pictures to elicit responses during individual interviews. The sample consisted of 160 public school children enrolled at Margaret Beeks Elementary School, Blacksburg, Virginia. Chi-Square analysis revealed significant differences in overall response patterns for each of the four pictures (p < .01). Positive responses coded as romantic, social or circumstance were chosen more often than hostile responses. A significant interaction effect of Response x Sex x Age was observed for Figure 1, boy and girl sitting side by side. Older boys gave more romantic responses, while older girls gave markedly fewer romantic responses and chose responses of a social nature instead. Responses observed for Figure 3, boy running after a girl, resulted in significant Response x Sex interaction. Girls chose a romantic response more often than social, circumstance or hostile responses, while boys chose circumstance responses. There was no significant effect due to presence/absence of opposite siblings. Results were discussed in relation to previous findings and recommendations for further study were suggested.en
dc.format.extentvii, 72 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 34065884en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1973.G44en
dc.titleHeterosexual social communication involving children of middle childhood yearsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentManagement, Housing, and Family Developmenten
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement, Housing, and Family Developmenten
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