ERIC Number: ED186611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
The Integration of School and Family Needs by Women Returning to College.
Stephenson, Mary J.
To elicit facts on areas of family responsibility, how decisions are made, and how the division of labor is managed in the home, 87 middle to upper-middle class married women students at the University of Maryland at College Park were queried via a written questionnaire. Respondents indicated that there had been a change in all areas of decision making, particularly in the home management and family relations areas, since their return to school. The respondents viewed the resultant changes positively, but viewed their spouses' reactions to the changes as being negative. Significant decisions, such as housing, were more frequently discussed, with all discussions being less emotional than before the spouse returned to school. Family members helped more with the management of the home, and husbands assumed more responsibility for the entertainment of the children, grocery shopping, and breakfast preparation. Respondents cited considerably more positive than negative changes as having occured since the return to college. (For the thesis upon which this speech was based, see Note.) (MEK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Lifelong Learning Research Conference (College Park, MD, February 1, 1980). For a related document see CE 024 244.