The current research examined gender segregation among first and second grade children and third through fifth grade children. A one time naturalistic observation was conducted during recess at a public elementary school. We expected that (a) more segregation in the older group; (b) that boys would play in larger groups than girls; (c) boys would engage in more rough and tumble play than girls and (d) girls would engage in more social activities than boys. All four hypotheses were supported.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Kearns, Melissa; Blome, Jaime; and Susskind, Joshua
"Age, Group Size, and Interaction Styles Influence on Gender Segregation in Elementary School Populations,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 5:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol5/iss1/14