Abstract The following research project concerns how children establish a gendered identity. To investigate this, several factors have been included as influential, among these, parents, other children, kindergarten teachers, the societal influence and structural brain differences between the two sexes. To investigate how these factors are influential on children’s gender-identity a large amount of empirical data has been collected. A survey has been included to clarify stereotypical gender- prejudices, expressed in gender normativity in the Danish society and which therefor influences children’s possibilities for creating their gender identity. In what way the differences between the two sexes can be understood as respectively based on biological heredity or based on arbitrary, constructed truths is being investigated by involving two theories that have been influential in the official debate. The empirical data has been analysed from the respective standpoint of these two theories to conclude on the validity and timeli-ness concerning children’s behaviour in praxis of the two opposed gender understand-ings. The conclusion based on the empirical data suggests that children’s gender-identity is partially determined by biological heredity but simultaneously tinged by the societal expectations to gender-behaviour, which limits the expression of gendered identity.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||15 dec. 2014|