This research aims to investigate the 4-6-8 age group children’s
stereotypical judicial knowledge about gender norms and their
flexibilities of reasoning about gender norms when different
domains were emphasized. The research was designed as a
convergent parallel design, one of the mixed method studies. The
participants of this study are 30 girls and 30 boys, 60 children in
total, from the age group of 4-6-8. The qualitative and quantitative
data of the research were collected by means of hypothetical stories
simultaneously. Two-way ANOVA test was conducted for the
independent samples of qualitative data and the quantitative data
of the research was analysed descriptively. The results of the
research showed that 4-6-8 age group children’s knowledge about
gender norms was quite high. The boys stated a reversal of gender
norms in a different cultural context to be acceptable than the girls.
8-year-old children tended to show more flexibility regarding
gender norms than children at the age group of 4 and 6.
Accordingly, 8-year-old children judged gender norms may
change in line with personal preferences and they evaluated the
school rules about gender norms more negatively.