Preferences for 'Gender-typed' Toys in Boys and Girls Aged 9 to 32 Months

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Todd, B. K.; Barry, J. A.; Thommessen, S. A. O.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1002/icd.1986
  • Subject: sex differences; toy preference; play; infancy; gender differences | RJ
    mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms | human activities | behavioral disciplines and activities | psychological phenomena and processes

Many studies have found that a majority of boys and girls prefer to play with toys that are typed to their own gender but there is still uncertainty about the age at which such sex differences first appear, and under what conditions. Applying a standardized research pro... View more
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    Table 3. A 2 (Sex) x 3 (Age Group) x 2 (Toy Type: male-typed vs. female-typed) mixed ANOVA assessing the time (log10 transformed) that boys and girls spent playing with maletyped or female-typed toys.

    F Between subjects 0.00 4.30 0.19 0.11

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