ERIC Number: ED223497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Attitude Consistency Among American Youth.
Mott, Frank L.; Mott, Susan H.
Attitudes of youth (ages 14-21) toward fertility expectations and women's roles are examined for consistency (e.g., whether high career expectations are correlated with a desire for fewer children). Approximately 12,000 White, Black, and Hispanic youth rated their attitudes toward statements that a woman's place is in the home, employment of wives leads to juvenile delinquency, employment of both parents is an economic necessity, men should share housework, and women are happier when they stay at home. Results indicated that most youth tend to have nontraditional views on the role of women, although Hispanic youth tend more than their Black and White counterparts to believe that a woman's place is in the home. Young men and women who expect to complete more education have less traditional views. Of the three ethnic groups, only Black youth do not show congruence between attitudes toward women's roles and fertility expectations. Evidence also suggests that as they grow older, more youth view home and non-home roles as potentially conflicting. Females show greater consistency than males between fertility expectations and their view of women's role. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.
Identifiers: Family Size
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (San Francisco, CA, September, 1982).