ERIC Number: ED078996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-25
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Black Mothers' Attitudes Toward Sex Roles and Their Educational Aspirations and Expectations for Their Daughters.
Sell, Jane Ann
Conducted during the summers of 1970 and 1971, this study examined the relationship between the maternal attitudes of Negro mothers towards women's role and their educational aspirations and expectations for their daughters. A random sample of 294 metropolitan and 259 nonmetropolitan black Texas homemakers was used. These homemakers were interviewed by black females. The interview consisted of 8 questions pertaining to their attitudes on women's employment and education roles and their educational aspirations and expectations for their children. The socioeconomic status and age of the homemakers were used as control variables. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) the majority of these homemakers had exceptionally high educational aspirations and expectations for their daughters; (2) there was a positive relationship between acceptance of equalitarian sex roles for women and high expectations for their daughters; (3) metropolitan and nonmetropolitan differences were not apparent in their aspirations and expectations; and (4) the control variables of socioeconomic status and age had little effect on their attitudes. (NQ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Sociological Society Annual Meetings, College Park, Maryland, August 23-26, 1973