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ERIC Number: ED136935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 8
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Maternal Attitudes Toward Sex Roles Related to Children's Attitudes Toward Maternal Roles in Second and Sixth Grade Children.
Rodgon, Maris Monitz; And Others
This study examines the sex-role attitudes of employed and non-employed women and their children. Subjects were selected from a middle class, relatively conservative suburban community. Fifty-two mother-child pairs (including 21 employed and 31 non-employed mothers) participated. The children were 12 male and 19 female second graders and 9 male and 12 female sixth graders. Mothers were administered three paper and pencil measures of sex-role identity and attitudes: the Bem Sex Role Inventory, the Wellesley Role Orientation Scale, and the Traditional Family Ideology Scale. Children were seen in individual sessions and asked to act out a puppet drama centering around their perceptions of the sex-role attitudes of various family members and the division of labor in the family. As predicted, children's attitudes toward sex roles were not simply related to whether or not their mothers worked, or to their own grade or sex, but were apparently related to their mothers' attitudes. (Author/JMB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Portions of this paper were presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 17-20, 1977)