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.
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2005|