Gender differences in allocation choices made by children aged 5 to 6

Tomasz Zaleśkiewicz , Anna Hełka


The main aim of this article is to supplement gaps in current knowledge concerning the development of competences related to goods allocation choices of data concerning the differences between gender and intercultural. We conducted a study in which 158 children aged 5 to 6 made choices concerning allocations of goods between themselves and the other, anonymous child. The crucial findings point to boys as more selfish in their choices than girls. Furthermore, we provide evidence for the claim that young children (especially boys) are aware that their choices are egoistic. Since our study adopted a similar methodology to that of the recent Swiss study, we were able to conduct cross-cultural analysis. The comparison of children’s choices in the Polish study and the Swiss one pictures Polish children as displaying a stronger egalitarian preferences and revealing egoistic preferences less frequently than the children from Switzerland.
Author Tomasz Zaleśkiewicz (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Tomasz Zaleśkiewicz,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
, Anna Hełka (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Anna Hełka,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2011
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
07-EB-PPB-Zaleskiewicz.pdf of 14-09-2015
823.18 KB
fulltext-ppb.pdf of 14-09-2015
1.93 MB
Score (nominal)0
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2011 = 0.246
Citation count*3 (2021-02-26)
Additional fields
Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL
Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL
Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL
Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL
Share Share

Get link to the record

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.
Are you sure?