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EXPLORING ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN ASSERTIVENESS, HEALTH, AND GENDER IN CHILDREN AGES 6-11

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Title:
EXPLORING ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN ASSERTIVENESS, HEALTH, AND GENDER IN CHILDREN AGES 6-11
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Smith, Kelsey Jae
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Psychology, Gender Studies
Faculty Sponsor:
Barton, Michelle

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theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
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Abstract:
There is considerable evidence of a gender difference in health among adolescents and adults, however there is a lack of data surrounding the development of these disparities in children. In addition to gender, research in assertiveness shows clear associations with health, but the literature is unclear how gender and assertiveness interact with one another (Sarkova et.al., 2013). The current study sought to fill the gap through exploratory research into children’s assertiveness skills and self-reported health outcomes and by examining sex differences in assertiveness skills when gender socialization, measured by child’s perceptions of parent and peer pressure to conform to a gender identity, is considered. A sample of 9 boys and 8 girls completed three surveys assessing health, assertiveness skills, and gender socialization. Parents of each child also completed a corresponding survey in regards to their child’s health. Overall, results were in partial support of the hypothesis that factors of assertiveness and child’s health were correlated. Gender and age differences within self-reported health were not found, likely due to the restricted range of data. However, relations between assertiveness and gender yielded a more complicated picture. Associations between gender socialization, assertiveness, and health will be discussed, as well as implications for future research.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Kelsey Jae Smith
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
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RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
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Includes bibliographical references.
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This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle

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Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
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Applicable rights reserved.
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Classification:
S.T. 2014 S658
System ID:
AA00024814:00001

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