ERIC Number: ED281131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Demographic Predictors of College Students' Attitudes toward Working Mothers.
Etaugh, Claire; Gilomen, Gina
Although mothers have been entering the labor force in increasing numbers, little is known about the characteristics of those who hold varying attitudes toward maternal employment. A study was conducted to identify demographic predictors of attitudes toward working mothers. The Attitudes Toward Working Mothers Scale and a biographical questionnaire were administered to 96 male and 96 female college students. The results revealed that significantly more positive attitudes toward maternal employment were held by subjects with presently employed mothers, subjects whose mothers had worked longest, white subjects, less religious subjects, and subjects who had a child. Being Jewish and female also was marginally related to holding more positive attitudes. These findings suggest that certain demographic variables, including mother's employment history, are important predictors of college students' attitudes toward working mothers. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (94th, Washington, DC, August 22-26, 1986).