Gender Differences of Critical Self-Attitude and Its Determination in Junior School Children

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Abstract

The article provides the results of the investigation aimed at exposure of gender differences of critical self-attitude as the main new psychological formation in the structure of Self-concept in junior schoolchildren as well as peculiarities of its determination in girls and boys. The sample included 147 children aged 9—10, 73 boys and 74 girls. The research did not reveal any differences between boys and girls in the levels of critical self-attitude but it displayed gender differences in the connections between critical self-attitude and personality traits in boys and girls. The definition of critical self-attitude determination is based on the ideas of system approach and cultural-historical theory that regard age-specific new psychological formations as determined with the holistic social situation of a child's development. The results allow to speak about slight gender differences in determination of critical self-attitude in junior school children.

General Information

Keywords: critical self-attitude, gender differences, determination, junior school age.

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Arkhireeva T.V. Gender Differences of Critical Self-Attitude and Its Determination in Junior School Children. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2011. Vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 98–105. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Tatyana V. Arkhireeva, PhD in Psychology, Associate professor at the Psychology chair, Yaroslav Mudry Novgorod State University, Veliky Novgorod, Russia, e-mail: ArxireevaT@yandex.ru

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