• Laura Teodora David Transilvania University of Brasov
  • Antonia Tompa Transilvania University of Brasov


gender stereotypes, pre-school children, male and female,


Everybody is talking about how young generation is more open, more aware of the
diversity, more willing to try, to change, to cross barrier. They are described as
iGen (Twenge, 2017) or Linkster Generation (Johnson & Johnson, 2012) and the
specialist anticipate important differences in how this generation experience life.
In the present research we were interested to check if well recognized gender
stereotypes are still identifiable in children or if they are blurred in the light of
technology. The results showed that the stereotypes are found both in 5-6 years
old children and in 10-11 years old, with only minor differences. Also, the gender
of the respondents is not a significant criterion in differentiated the frequencies of
the stereotypes. Implication of the findings are also discussed as more in-depth
research on the field are necessary.


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