ERIC Number: ED207764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-19
Reference Count: 0
Rural-Urban Differences in Sex Role Orientations.
Yang, Shu-O W.
Data from the National Longitudinal Study (NLS) of the high school class of 1972 (statistics on a national sample of young adults as they moved out of high school into early adulthood) were used to test rural young adults' sex role orientation and the rural-urban differential in sex role orientation. NLS data were collected for the base year (1972) and three follow-up years (1973, 1974, 1976). Variables utilized for the 15,845 young adults in this study were primarily from the third follow-up, except for background information, which was base-year data. The dependent variable was young adults' sex role attitudes; place of residence and social characteristics of the respondents were selected as independent variables influencing sex role attitudes. Ten Likert-type attitudinal questions related to sex role were asked in the 1976 interview. Place of residence was measured by respondents' residence during 1972, when they were in high school and living at home, thus indicating rural or urban origins. Data indicated that rural young adults had more traditional sex role orientation than urban young adults, even when other social characteristics affecting sex role attitudes were controlled. However, the magnitude of differences between rural and urban youth was found to be relatively weak. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Longitudinal Study High School Class 1972
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society (Guelph, Ontario, Canada, August 19-23, 1981).