ERIC Number: ED091051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Professional Woman as Mother.
Hoffman, Lois Wladis
This conference address on the question of the professional woman as mother focuses on the effects of a career on mothering, the effects of mothering on a career, and the effects of combining these two roles on a professional woman's personal satisfactions. The research indicates that when the working mother likes her work, she often seems to feel quilty and tends to compensate for this in her relationship with her children. Although there is little research on mothering and careers, much of the existing research may become increasingly obsolete due to recent changes in sex role expectations. Data collected eary year on incoming freshmen at colleges and universities show that younger women who will pursue careers have values, self-concepts, and expectations quite different from those pointed out in earlier studies. Research results also reflect a growing change in men's orientations toward household tasks, child care, and career commitment. (CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Psychology.