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ERIC Number: ED159537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-26
Reference Count: 0
Fertility Motivation Among Women Whose Profession is Child Oriented.
Tiktinsky, C. Michael; White, Martha S.
The purpose of this research is to describe the major dimensions of satisfactions with children in a group of professional women whose careers are child-related. Participants were 132 women students in a five-month continuing education Nurse Practitioner training program in pediatrics or maternity. The questionnaires and personality inventories yielded the following findings: (1) women purusing a more independent career and working in child-related areas make statements about satisfactions with children consistent with other research findings, such as enjoyment of watching children's development; (2) parents among this group are more concerned with failure, worries and fears than are nonparents; (3) multiple regression analysis confirms the need to describe an individual's fertility from a set of content domains rather than limiting the predictors to one specific set of motivations alone; (4) the California Psychological Inventory is useful in fertility research; and (5) satisfactions with children which were mentioned by participants were basically unrelated to the experiences they had had with their own children. (Author/RF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California Psychological Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977)