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ERIC Number: ED292544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 19
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Parental Role Perceptions of Young Children with Employed and Nonemployed Mothers.
Mills, Belen C.; Stevens, Ann
The Perception of Parents Interview Schedule was administered to 47 Caucasian, 4-year-old children from intact families to determine if mothers' employment status affected children's parental perceptions. Findings indicated that young children of employed mothers perceived their parents' roles differently from the children of nonemployed mothers. Differences appeared in the children's perceptions of the same-sex parent. Daughters of employed mothers perceived their mothers to be the smarter parent, the parent who most often gave them treats, and the parent they depended on most for help and protection. Sons, regardless of mother's employment, perceived fathers as the smarter parent. Daughters and sons perceived the father to be the boss of the house. The children wanted to grow up to be like their same-sex parent. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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