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Abstract

Researchers who have studied children behavior in early childhood classrooms have found that classrooms are the first place where children learn about acceptable behavior and societal norms. Gender and behavior have been studied on children of later ages, i.e.; elementary, middle, high school, and higher education, but little has been researched regarding children of younger ages. Researchers of this study used quantitative methods to investigate, gender and the effects on children behavior in early childhood classrooms? The researchers recruited a total of 105 preschoolers from seven different classrooms in the Southwest Central region in the United States, to investigate, if there were any significant differences in preschoolers’ behaviors when compared to their genders. Research findings showed that boys demonstrated higher aggressive and hyperactive distractible behaviors than girls, which adds to an emergent body of research on gender and its effects on behavior during early childhood?

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