Touching as a proxemic dimension in children

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dc.contributor.advisor Flores-Meiser, Enya P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gedmintas, Aleksandras, 1947- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:50Z
dc.date.created 1972 en_US
dc.date.issued 1972
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1972 .G43 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180534
dc.description.abstract This thesis has examined touching as a dimension of proxemic behavior among four and five year old children - blacks and whites. Differences in touching behavior between the sexes and the races were explored.It was shown that differences' between the races in touching behavior were so slight and can be dismissed as negligible. Sex, however, was found to be a significant factor. Males tended to touch other males more than they tended to touch females. The same relationship was found for female children, i.e. they tended to touch other females more than males. The results were cast against the wider socio-cultural implications of behavior in general.
dc.format.extent iii, 36 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Touch. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social interaction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Human behavior. en_US
dc.title Touching as a proxemic dimension in children en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415408 en_US


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