ERIC Number: ED142313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Raising Children in a Changing Society: The General Mills American Family Report, 1976-77.
Yankelovich, Skelly and White, Inc., New York, NY.
This report of American families who have children under 13 years old focused on how parents are coping with the problems of raising their children in a period of rapid social change. The exploratory phase of the study included focused group discussions with parents from widely varying backgrounds, interviews conducted with professionals, consultation with an advisory panel and a review of the literature. A national probability sample of 1,230 households was selected for the administration of questionnaires to parents and children between 6 and 12 years old. Sex, age of respondent; income, education, family status and number of children were major demographic variables. The document includes a discussion of families in terms of traditional and less traditional families, transmission of values, new concepts of parenting, and the children. Details from the parent questionnaires includes sections on who the parents are, economic outlook, parenting, values, sex roles, problems, discipline and rewards, parents' attitudes on important issues, and where parents seek advice. Details on the responses to the children's questionnaire include sections on children's views of their world, problems and concerns, what children like about their parents, minority children, children in one-parent households, the children of working mothers, children and economic status and future dreams. (MS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Demography, Discipline, Family Relationship, Family (Sociological Unit), Minority Groups, One Parent Family, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Parents, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Sex Role, Socioeconomic Status, Television, Values
General Mills Consumer Center, P. O. Box 1113, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440 (Single copy of report, free; additional copies, $1.00 each)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Authoring Institution: Yankelovich, Skelly and White, Inc., New York, NY.