ERIC Number: ED184004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Career and Family Decisions: The Problem and Some Solutions.
Fisher, Pamila J.
Expected family lifestyles of young adult men and women were investigated by examining relationships among sex role preferences, expectations for female labor force participation, intended family age, and attitudes toward the provision of child care. Subjects, 715 randomly selected college freshmen, completed a data sheet which combined questions regarding demographic and personal characteristics with a sex role scale. Results indicated that: (1) women may have responded to the "motherhood mandate" because, as a total group, they intended more children than did men; (2) women earned the least traditional sex role scores, were more likely to expect to work and were less likely to prefer a non-working mother to care for their children; and (3) men earned sex role scores which favored more traditional, less equalitarian behavior. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the California Personnel and Guidance Association (Anaheim, CA, February 16-18, 1979)