ERIC Number: ED184023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Contemporary Women and Their Attitudes toward Parenthood.
Knaub, Patricia Kain; And Others
Several sets of attitudes of young women were investigated: (1) timing of parenthood and its effects on marriage; (2) roles of males and females; (3) contributions of children to marriage; and (4) their own preparedness to be parents. Subjects were 212 undergraduate females enrolled in family or women's studies courses, who completed the Timing for Parenthood Scale. Results indicated: a general expectation that parenthood would be among their adult roles, but that it would be delayed; a rejection of the idea that motherhood is a prerequisite to women's happiness and fulfillment; a somewhat confused perception of the effect of parenthood on the male role: and a general suggestion that although they intend to be parents, they assess their preparation to do so as limited. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Boston, MA, August 14-18, 1979). Best copy available.