ERIC Number: ED248963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Maternal Employment on Children: An Updated Review.
In addition to summarizing the last decade's findings on the effects of maternal employment on children, this paper integrates these data with results from earlier studies. Findings are summarized according to the age of the child (i.e., infants, preschoolers, elementary school children, and adolescents). Findings related to infants and preschoolers are presented on the topics of parent and child behavior and parental attitudes. For elementary children and adolescents, parental behaviors and attitudes and the children's personality adjustment, school achievement and intelligence, educational and career aspirations, sex-role concepts, and perceptions of parental behavior are discussed. Among other conclusions are the assertions that a great deal of consistency exists between the findings of the past decade and those obtained earlier and that the effects of maternal employment on children are mediated by such variables as the age and sex of the child, socioeconomic status and racial background, conditions of maternal employment, and the attitudes of both parents. Over 100 references are cited. (CB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Age Differences, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Concept Formation, Day Care, Employed Parents, Employee Attitudes, Infant Behavior, Intelligence Quotient, Mothers, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Sex Differences, Sex Role
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Behavior; Parent Behavior
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, IL, May 3-5, 1984).