ERIC Number: ED276909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Female Early Adolescent Sex Role Attitude and Behavior Development: A Life Span, Ecosystem Approach.
Nelson, Christine Seipke; Keith, Joanne
Theory and research related to early adolescent sex role development needs to be addressed from both a life-span and an ecological perspective. A study was conducted to examine the development of female early adolescent sex role attitudes and behaviors in an ecological context as defined by Urie Bronfenbrenner. Data were the results of a state-wide survey of female early adolescents (N=154) and their parents conducted in Michigan in 1983. Youths were interviewed in their homes and parents responded to a questionnaire. Subjects were selected using a stratified multi-stage cluster sampling technique. Hierarchical multiple regression was used to both test early adolescent sex role attitude development and behavior development models. Only the model for female early adolescent sex role attitude development was significant. The level of traditionalism of female early adolescent sex role attitude development was significantly influenced by maternal employment, the level of traditionalism of the father's sex role attitudes in interaction with the amount of time he spent with his daughter, and chronological age. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (Dearborn, MI, November 3-7, 1986). This research was conducted from the Michigan State University Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension, Dept. of Family and Child Ecology, and Michigan 4-H Youth Programs.