- Volume 12 Issue 2
This study examined the developmental aspects of sex role stereotypes among children and the impact of stereotypic and reversed stereotypic sex role content on children's sex-stereotypic thinking. In study I, subjects were 181 Korean children ranging from nursery and kindergarten to grade 1. SERLI was used to measure children's sex role stereotypes. In study II, the subjects were 62 six-year-old kindergarten children of each sex. 4 experimental stories were developed haled on Hong(1991). A test-retest design was used to study sex role stereotypes and the impact of stereotypic and reversed-stereotypic sex role content. Statistical analysis of obtained data was by an ANOVA and two-way analysis of co-variance. Results revealed that 6-year-old children's sex role stereotypes were higher than 5-and 7-year-old children. Boys were higher than girls on children's sex role stereotypes. Children exposed to reversed sex role content changed significantly in the direction of reversed stereotyping.