ERIC Number: ED346285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Factors Influencing Women's Role Expectations.
Cramond, Bonnie; Breard, Nancy
The role expectations of older female students and younger, less experienced female students were compared in a study. It examined the relationships of demographic, academic, and sex role orientation factors to role expectations expressed by two groups of college women. Participants were 46 women volunteers enrolled in a women's college either at the graduate or undergraduate level--23 freshmen and 23 older and nontraditional students. They completed three instruments: a measure of sex role orientation, a measure of role expectations, and a questionnaire to elicit demographic information. Results of a descriptive discriminative analysis showed that the freshman group responded to the measures in a more stereotypically feminine and other-oriented way, identified with more feminine characteristics, and chose marriage and children over school and career. Additional research was needed to answer the question of whether this observed difference was the result of generational differences, developmental differences, or differences in the groups unrelated to their ages. (Appendixes include a list of 30 references, 2 data tables, and 3 figures.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).