ERIC Number: ED162060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Study of Essential Living Skills for Members of Families in Multiple Roles. Final Project Report.
A study was performed to identify empirically those essential living skills (ELS) perceived as important by men and women in their roles as a family member, an individual, and as an employee. Data was collected on a voluntary basis from 4,929 employed persons contacted through businesses, and 124 homemakers surveyed door-to-door. The ELS instrument consisted of eighty-seven items relating to roles of the family member, the individual, and the employee. Respondents could check the item as being important to one or more of the roles or not important to any of the roles. Demographic information was also collected and used in the study. Among the findings and conclusions it was noted that (1) more ELS were perceived as necessary for the individual role, and ELS for the employee role were least in number; (2) there were greater similarities of ELS needed for the two roles of family member and individual than any other of the possible role combinations; (3) relatively few ELS were seen as important for the employee role; and (4) sex stereotyping was reflected in that males noted more ELS for males than females in the employee role and more ELS for females than males in the family role; generally, females concurred with this viewpoint. (CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Home Economics Education.; Arizona Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in hard copy due to reproducibility problems