ERIC Number: ED453926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Intergenerational Attitudes toward Maternal Employment.
Heaven, Catherine P.; McCluskey-Fawcett, Kathleen
Intergenerational attitudes toward child care were examined among college-age students and their parents through the use of questionnaires, the Beliefs About the Consequences of Maternal Employment Scale (BACMEC), and the Bias in Attitudes toward Women Scale (BIAS). Findings indicated that traditional attitudes were more prevalent in males of both generations, while employed mothers scored the lowest on the BIAS. Male and female students reported more perceived benefits than their parents to maternal employment and child care, while beliefs about the costs of child care did not differ significantly along gender or generational lines. Living in a household with maternal employment and child care affected students and mothers, with only fathers showing nonsignificant differences on scores on the BACMEC Benefits and Costs subscales. (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Minneapolis, MN, April 19-22, 2001).