Sex differences in the ease of socialization: an analysis of the efficiency of child training processes in preindustrial societies

The Journal of Social Psychology Vol/Iss. 113 Published In Pages: 3-12
By Welch, Michael R., Miller Page, Barbara, Lane Martin, Lynda


The socialization of female children is accomplished more easily than the socialization of males (4).


Variables were combined into "Ease of Socialization" (ES) score. The mean difference in ES scores for male and female children shows significant support for the hypothesis.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of meansSupportedp<.05UNKNOWNOne-tailed