ERIC Number: ED072265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
What the Other Half Thinks: The Implications of Female Perceptions for Work Demands.
Braito, Rita; Powers, Edward A.
A sample of single and married registered nurses involved in salary renegotiation disputes in three urban hospitals was used in this investigation. Questionnaires were sent to determine what implications family membership have for the work demands of employed women. Of the 719 questionnaires distributed, 467 were returned and 353 utilized. Findings revealed in this perception-based study include: (1) Both single and married employed women feel husbands either do not care if their wives make more than they do, or are uncertain of the opinions of their husbands, (2) Employed women, especially single, feel there is an economic need for their continued employment, with both married and single women perceiving a greater need for wives to work than they feel husbands do, and (3) Husbands are more likely to feel threatened by a wife's greater income than working wives realize. If the income-relevant behavior of employed females is to be fully understood or predicted, it is essential that data representing much broader segments of the population be obtained. (SN)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: American Nurses' Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Industrial Relations Center.