London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Gender Differences in Competition in Childhood: Coping with Winning and Losing

Author(s) Sándor, M., & Fülöp, M.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
Competition as a social skill is very important in a democratic society based on a market economy. All societies, including Hungary, have specific ideas about the type and level of competition is beneficial, necessary and useful. This study explores the result of this socialisation, particularly the representation of competition, winning and losing. We compare 8-9 year old boys and girls and analyse their concepts in a complex and coherent system. This study of children’s own views relates to our previous studies of children’s views of their parents’ and teachers’ attitude towards competition.

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