Date of Award
Master of Science in Child Development and Family Relations
Child Development and Family Relations
George T. Fitzelle
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship of democrats, authoritarian and equalitarian parental attitudes with the sex preference of children.
The sample consisted of 30 children who were attending the University Nursery School and their parents. The children were given the "IT Scale for Children" to measure their sex-preference. Parents were given the Parental Attitude Research Instrument and the Husband-Wife Decision Making Questionnaire to measure parental attitudes and decision making.
Correlation was computed between parental attitudes (PARI) and parental decision making (Blood Scale) and sex preference of children (ITSC). The results showed that there was no relationship between two of the Parental Attitude Research Instrument, and the Blood Scale and the sex-preference of children. Boys scored higher on the ITSC Scale than girls. Children with the same-sex elder sibling had significantly higher sex preference scores (ITSC) than children, who had no siblings, opposite-sex elder sibling, or only younger sibling.
Shroff, Sudha Chandrakant, "Relationship of Parental Attitudes and Husband-Wife Decision-Making to Sex-Role Preference in Pre-School Children" (1965). Open Access Master's Theses. Paper 1661.