Children's play in cross-cultural perspective: a new look at the six cultures study

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 34 Published In Pages: 318-338
By Edwards, Carolyn Pope


This study reanalyzes data from a previous study on variations in children's play from the Six Cultures project. Data described four types of play: role play, fantasy play, imaginative play, and creative-constructive play. Results shed light on the interplay between cultural, historial, economic and material conditions on the type and amount of play, as well as gender differences in play.


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