ERIC Number: ED208296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Changes in the Feminist Perspective: From 1970 - 1980.
Naumann, Carol E.; McDiarmid, Colin G.
Many studies of attitudes toward feminism have investigated differences between the sexes or have examined a specific issue across time. To investigate attitude changes toward a variety of feminist issues over a 10-year period, a replication study was designed for college students in a midwestern university. A questionnaire measuring attitudes toward feminist issues in 5 areas was distributed to 301 students in 1970 and 455 students in 1980. In addition to abortion, the questionnaire addressed such issues as equal job and educational opportunities, sex-role stereotypes, shared parental role responsibilities, suitability of child care outside the home, and a total score measuring general profeminist attitudes as identified by a women's liberation group in 1970. Results indicated a marked change from 1970 to 1980 in the profeminist direction for both men and women in all issue areas except on the issue of abortion, which shifted in the opposite direction. (The survey questionnaire is included in the document.) (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Women in Psychology (8th, Boston, MA, March 5-8, 1981).