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Unformatted text preview: to play behavior and gender differences, while Colwell and Lindsey’s study lacked an important factor of playing behavior since they only examined form of play, and not social interaction. This current study seeks to observe that preferences in different play behaviors can be the contributing factor for this gender segregation. Using Colwell’s methodology to observe play behavior, we categorized form of play to four different subcategories. In addition, we added a second factor to observe for social interaction. By observing if each gender’s play behavior differs, implications of the reason for gender segregation in children’s play can be made. So ultimately our study shows how social involvement and form of play help to understand behavior differences in regards to gender. Duong, Xuan 2...
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- Winter '09
- Psychology, gender segregation, Colwell, Currently gender segregation, voluntary gender segregation