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Both observational, or peripheral and participational, or more central roles are relevant in this process and children's learning is a function of how their participation changes over time from more peripheral to more central roles.
Several aspects of these profiles vary typically or atypically through individuals' life courses; positional changes (upward or downward mobility in a social field), as well as participational changes (transitions or, more exactly, entries into and exits from social fields).
For a better understanding of the interactions between the independent variables of participation and the dependent variables of empowerment for men and women separately, multiple regression analyses were carried out--that is, all three participational variables for each of the empowerment variables, first for men (n = 103) and then for women (n = 87).