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ERIC Number: ED358403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-23
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Adult Daughters of Working Mothers: Supermom Juniors?
Abruzzese, Michele; Chambliss, Catherine
This study investigated the effects of mothers' working status on their college student child's current attitudes toward maternal employment. This study attempted to find an explanation for the finding from previous research that female college students whose mothers were employed during their childhood reported that they would have been happier if their mother's work status had been different while they were growing up. Findings from 112 male and 136 female college students who ranged in age from 17-36 years, revealed that the students' self-esteem and current happiness were related to maternal employment status during early childhood. There was a trend for females whose mothers were employed full- or part-time during their early childhood to report that they felt threatened by their mothers' work accomplishments. The findings suggest an indirect relationship between maternal employment and current levels of happiness and self-esteem. There is a need for future research to address the way in which internal pressures to succeed affect adolescent women. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A