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ERIC Number: ED160960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Sex Role Ideology and Socialization Experiences as They Relate to the Motivation for Parenthood.
Travis, Cheryl; Francis, Becky
Utilizing questionnaires, this study investigated the possible relationships among sex role ideology, sex role socialization experiences and motivation for parenthood. Subjects included 174 adopting (the traditional homemaker-mother role) and 126 dual-career parents. Adoptive subjects tended to express traditional sex role ideologies, while dual-career subjects expressed a more contemporary outlook. Findings on the values of parenthood revealed a unifying motivational system rather than distinct and independent value categories. Both sex role ideology and career status were meaningfully related to the benefits and costs of having children. Working women and women with more contemporary or egalitarian ideas about appropriate behavior for the sexes tended to focus more on the costs and decision-making anxieties concommitant with having children; whereas women maintaining a more traditional homemaker-mother role or holding more conservative notions about appropriate behaviors for the sexes tended to stress the benefits derived from having children. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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