Gender Play In Children

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Thus, the prior literature reviews suggest evidence that gender roles coincide with gender stereotypes and that they are prevalent within younger kids. The four literature reviews that were completed showed that within toys, scenarios, and occupations children already have a sense of their specific gender roles. Though the literature supported a substantial amount of information about gender roles and stereotypes it remains unclear how gender-specific play can affect the children’s future career goals and lifestyle. The proposed researcher has greatly benefited and enhanced prior background, but future research will focus on gender roles within make-believe play and its significance in a child’s future career to better understand the importance …show more content…
The purpose of this study is to find out if gender-role play during make-believe play can help predict the future career goals of the particular gender within children. These different groups are significant because there is a difference within sexes, ages and ethnicities. It is also a necessity to have a span of ages, specifically 3-6, because the detection of cognitive growth will be obvious and due to the fact that prior literature reviews suggested that the older the children got the more they preferred the gender specific toys and or scenarios (Oncu & Unluer, 2012) . It is a possibility, that there could be no impact on a certain sex, or that a certain age is more common to gender stereotype their play. Furthermore, there is a possibility that ethnicity can play a role within how often the child gender stereotype their make-believe play. Due to all of these possibilities it is beneficial to a have a broad range of children to …show more content…
Once the questionnaire and the few questions were asked of the parent’s observation of the children playing would follow. The procedure is quite simple because, it is important to see how the children interact on their own/with another sex. This study would also not force a gender stereotype on the children; it would allow the ability to observe if it came innately to the children.
As it was stated earlier, the importance of the calm/less structured study is to observe if the child displays gender stereotypes on its own. Each step is of importance so that it is possible to learn what the child is already comprehending when it comes to the questions that will be asked along with how the children will interact while playing with the opposite sex and then the parents input and questions will give some broader background knowledge. The ability to observe will further suggest how the children’s answers portray the play they actually partake

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