ERIC Number: ED197251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Family, Changing Workplace: New Research. CEW Research Series, Number 4.
McGuigan, Dorothy G., Ed.
The studies in this volume highlight new research on the interaction of work and family and were presented at the 1978 conference, "Changing Family, Changing Workplace," held at the University of Michigan. The report on changes in the marriage role between 1957 and 1976 indicates that the family is still the core area of significance to the individual. At the same time, according to research on changes in sex-role attitudes of women, women's views of themselves have changed dramatically over the last two decades. The recent study of women who came to the University of Michigan between 1965 and 1973 concludes that women who have successfully moved into careers are happier with their lives than are women who have not. The profile of 1977 high school seniors reports the students' openness to sharing family and work responsibilities. The investigation of workplace stress shows that most such stress is moderated by a support system of family and friends. Overall, the volume demonstrates that the family as an institution continues to accommodate itself to changes in the larger society. (Author/CS)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Careers, Employed Women, Family Life, Interaction Process Analysis, Marriage, Sex Role, Social Environment, Spouses, Stress Variables, Surveys, Work Environment
University of Michigan, Center for Continuing Education of Women, 330 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Continuing Education for Women.