ERIC Number: ED198461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Contemporary Women and Their Attitudes Toward Parenthood: Extension and Replication.
Voss, Jacqueline; And Others
Contemporary women continue to choose the role of motherhood, but questions remain about women's attitudes toward the timing of parenthood, the perceived effect of parenthood on the marital relationship, the perceived effect of parenthood on males as well as females, and the perceived contribution of children to the relationship. A sample of undergraduate female students (N=980) at four state universities completed the Timing for Parenthood Scale. Additional items were constructed to measure perceived preparation for parenthood and to obtain demographic information. Results were analyzed by state and by comparing women who desired small families to those who desired large families. Most women were in favor of postponing parenthood until later in marriage and did not feel that postponement prevented self-fulfillment. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Portland, OR, October 22-25, 1980).