ERIC Number: EJ1169779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
A History of Non-Parental Care in Childhood Predicts More Positive Adult Attitudes towards Non-Parental Care and Maternal Employment
Shpancer, Noam; Schweitzer, Stefanie N.
Early Child Development and Care, v188 n3 p375-386 2018
Data were collected over a 15-year span from three comparable cohorts of students at a Midwestern university about their childcare histories and current attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal employment. Across cohorts, a history of non-parental childcare predicted adult attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal employment. Compared to participants who did not experience early non-parental care, participants who reported experiencing early non-parental care had more favourable attitudes towards non-parental care and towards maternal employment and were more open to placing their future children in non-parental care. More time spent in non-parental care predicted more favourable attitudes towards it. Females reported significantly more positive attitudes towards non-parental care than did males.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Child Care, Attitude Measures, Adults, Mothers, Employment Level, Gender Differences, Employed Parents, College Students, Questionnaires, Child Care Centers, Family Involvement, Child Rearing, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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