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Master of Science (MS)
Family Consumer Human Development
Don C. Carter
The effects of degree of sexual homogeneity, in groups of preschool children, on performance of a task were studied. Twenty four-year-old male children from the Utah State Child Development Laboratories served as subjects. Each subject performed the task of placing pegs in a pegboard during a sixty-second time interval; once in a group of opposite-sex peers; once in a group of same-sex peers; and once on a one-to-one basis with the author.
The findings seemed to indicate that preschool children's rate of task performance is not influenced by the presence or absence of peers of the same-and opposite - sex. Differences between scores of subjects under each experimental condition were not significant.
Reardon, Ann K., "The Effects of Degree of Sexual Homogeneity in Groups of Preschool Children on Task Performance" (1973). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2456.
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