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The Relation between the Gender Stereotypes of Children and the Gender Perceptions of their Parents
Curr Res Educ (2017) 3(3), 95-104
The aim of this study is to examine the relation between the gender stereotypes of preschool children and gender perceptions of their parents. Within this study, in which it is aimed to examine the relation between the gender stereotypes of preschool children and gender perceptions of their parents, relational scanning model was used. The population of the study consists of male and female nursery school children who were 54-66 months old and their parents. Within the sample of the research, 100 female and 100 male children, totally 200 students who attended five nursery schools and five infant schools and their parents took place in Bursa city center counties. Gender Stereotype Scale and Gender Perception Scale were used. Mann Whitney U test and independent group t test was carried out. In order to examine relation between the stereotypes of children’s gender features and gender perceptions of their parents Pearson Moment Product Correlation Coefficient technique was used. As a result of the research it was determined that there was not a relation between parents’ gender perceptions and children’s gender stereotypes. Also, it is concluded that there was not a significant difference within the development of stereotypes regarding gender characteristics between female and male children. In addition to this, it was determined that mother and father gender perceptions score averages do not cause a significant difference according to the sexes of the children.
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