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Resource utilisation in groups of black South African adolescents: Gender, age, and individual differences

Liddell, C and McConville, Christopher (1997) Resource utilisation in groups of black South African adolescents: Gender, age, and individual differences. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT, 20 (2). pp. 231-248. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This study uses a movie-viewing instrument to assess patterns of resource utilisation in South African township adolescents. The degree to which resource utilisation and other task behaviours were associated with gender, age, and individual differences form. the focus. Boys used more gestures denoting dominant and subordinate status, were more physically aggressive, and were generally more coercive than girls. Older children shared the resource more equitably, showed more positive affect, and spent less time issuing directives. There were inequities in children's access to the movie. However, neither on-task behaviours nor participants' academic achievement were consistently associated with some children accessing the movie more than others.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict and Equality
Psychology Research Institute > Health, Education and Well-being
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:1691
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:38
Last Modified:15 Mar 2012 16:05

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