ERIC Number: ED247025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Consequences of Home Computers for Gender-Role Socialization: Defining a Theoretical Perspective.
Gripshover, Nancy A.
An important concern related to the increase in numbers of home computers is the integration of technology into the family system. This paper defines a theoretical perspective and research strategies from which to assess gender-related perceptions surrounding home computer use. The perspective is drawn from B. Bernstein's (1971, 1973) notions of person-oriented and positional families. From this perspective, the patterns of interaction within a family contribute to reliance on particular ways of organizing social reality. These patterns are expected to be a major force in the development of children's perceptions of computer use. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bernstein (Basil); Social Interaction; Theoretical Analysis
Note: Filmed from best available copy. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference (Philadelphia, PA, March 8-11, 1984).