ERIC Number: ED202579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
A Preliminary Study of Mother's Socialization Practices as Related to Type of Maternal Employment.
An exploratory study of working and nonworking mothers' teaching styles, attitudes toward child rearing, and attitudes toward work was conducted with 100 mothers of 7- and 10-year-old girls and boys. Forty-four of the mothers worked outside the home and 56 did not. Comparisons of self-reported attitudes toward child rearing showed working mothers to be more discipline oriented and more satisfied with their employment status than nonworking mothers. Comparisons of measures of the mothers' game playing behavior with their children showed nonworking mothers to be both more competitive and more cooperative than the working mothers. However, working mothers gave, accepted, and sought significantly more information in the course of playing the game than did nonworking mothers. Observed differences between the two groups are interpreted as supportive of an adaptive relationship between mothers' economic responsibilities and child socialization techniques. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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