The relation between gender role orientation and fear and anxiety in nonclinic-referred children.

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Abstract

This study examined the relation between gender role orientation and fear and anxiety in a sample of nonclinic-referred children (N = 209) ages 10 to 13 years. Children and their parents completed questionnaires assessing children's gender role orientation, toy and activity preferences, and fear and anxiety. Results generally indicated that femininity and a preference for girls ' toys and activities were positively associated with fear and anxiety, whereas masculinity and a preference for boys ' toys and activities were negatively related to these emotions. Furthermore, gender role orientation accounted for more of the variance in fear and anxiety scores than the child's sex.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-332
JournalJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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