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Shpancer, Noam; Melick, Katherine M.; Sayre, Pamela S.; Spivey, Aria T. – Early Child Development and Care, 2006
The present study was designed to find whether evaluations of maternal competence are linked to mothers' employment status and the quality of maternal care. Participants rated videotaped vignettes, depicting either high-quality or low-quality mother-infant interactions, on various dimensions of care quality. The videotaped mothers were described…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Mothers, Employed Parents, Parenting Skills
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Jackson, Aurora P.; Choi, Jeong-Kyun; Bentler, Peter M. – Journal of Family Issues, 2009
This short-term longitudinal study investigates whether maternal educational attainment, maternal employment status, and family income affect African American children's behavioral and cognitive functioning over time through their impacts on mothers' psychological functioning and parenting efficacy in a sample of 100 poor and near-poor single…
Descriptors: African American Children, Behavior Problems, Employment Level, Mothers
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Han, Wen-Jui; Waldfogel, Jane; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2001
This study longitudinally followed Non-Hispanic White and African American children to see whether the impact of early maternal employment on cognitive and behavioral outcomes reported at age three and four persisted into school-age years. Results indicated that maternal employment in the first year of a child's life had significant negative…
Descriptors: Blacks, Child Behavior, Cognitive Ability, Elementary School Students
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Greenberger, Ellen; O'Neil, Robin – Child Development, 1992
Examined associations between maternal employment and mothers', fathers', and teachers' perceptions of young children. In contrast to findings from a study by Bronfenbrenner and others, maternal employment was more strongly associated with fathers' and teachers' perceptions of children than with mothers' perceptions of them. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Daughters, Early Childhood Education
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Etaugh, Claire; Cohen, Joseph; Cummings-Hill, Myra; Massey, Michelle; Detweiler, Kelly Selchow – Teaching of Psychology, 1999
Examines the treatment of day care and maternal employment in introductory psychology textbooks between 1970 and 1997. Finds that the coverage of day care and maternal employment increased over the 28 year span, while 95% of the later textbooks presented views ranging from positive to balanced in the mid-1990s. (CMK)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Day Care, Day Care Effects, Employed Parents
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Bronfenbrenner, Urie; And Others – Child Development, 1984
Investigates whether the hypothesis that the mother's work situation influences parents' perceptions of their three-year-old children can explain reported differences in effects of maternal employment on the child. The sample consisted of 152 white, two-parent families. Results support the generalization that maternal employment may entail both…
Descriptors: Ecology, Educational Attainment, Employed Parents, Family Problems
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Dellas, Marie; And Others – Adolescence, 1979
Investigation of the relationship between maternal employment and behaviors and attitudes of preadolescents and adolescents indicated significant differences only for preadolescents regarding sex role ideology. Results suggest full-time maternal employment has few effects on behaviors and attitudes of school-age children from intact families.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Attitudes, Behavior Development
Gorton, Laura; Nicodemus, Teresa; Pomante, Michael; Binasiewicz, Megan; Dheer, Rahul; Dugan, Amy; Madaras, Janice; Chambliss, Catherine – 2001
The increase in maternal employment has affected society and children. Indications are that the increased numbers of working mothers had impacted the size of families and the birth intervals within them. In addition, as children experience life with a working mother, personal constructs of adult roles and attitudes towards maternal employment can…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Employed Parents, Family Work Relationship
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Altman, Sydney L.; Grossman, Frances K. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 1977
Maternal employment, perceived maternal satisfaction and goodness of mothering, and sex role conceptions were studied as they relate to future life plans of college senior women (N=51). Daughters of working mothers scored higher on career orientation than did daughters of nonworking mothers. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Students, Employed Women, Females
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Colangelo, Nicholas; And Others – Sex Roles, 1984
Results of a study of 179 students, grades seven to nine, and their mothers, suggest that maternal employment and maternal job satisfaction may not have the impact on family environment that has previously been believed. (KH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Employed Women, Job Satisfaction
Luck, Lisa; And Others – 1994
This study investigated American and Japanese college students' attitudes towards maternal employment. A total of 248 American students at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania and 98 Japanese students at Tohokugakuin University in Japan participated in the study. Students answered a questionnaire about the consequences of maternal employment for…
Descriptors: College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Employed Parents
Gambone, Kirsten; Gelband, Amy; Farrell, Debi; Black, Aimee; Szuchyt, Jamie; Aivazian, Casey; Lang, Allison; Nyce, Susan; Johnson, Lisa; Thomas, Amy; Arena, Jordan; Weiner, Stacie; Zohe, Dorothoy; Cane, Susan; Chambliss, Catherine – 2002
Noting the lack of research into the effects of maternal employment on the cognitions of a young adult sample, this study examined the relationship between maternal employment and college students' beliefs about the consequences of maternal employment and their own plans for future workplace involvement. Participating in the study were 635…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Employed Parents
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Benton, Pree; Skouteris, Helen; Hayden, Melissa – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The primary aim of the present study was to cross-sectionally examine the associations between maternal psychosocial variables, child feeding practices, and preschooler body mass index z-score (BMI-z) in children (aged 2-4 years). A secondary aim was to examine differences in child weight outcomes between mothers scoring above and below specified…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Mothers, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Query, Joy M. N.; Kuruvilla, Thomas C. – Adolescence, 1975
This study examined the impact of maternal employment upon the academic achievement of adolescents, particularly girls, since there is an essential research void in this area. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Data Analysis, Educational Research
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Scarr, Sandra; Thompson, William W. – Early Development and Parenting, 1994
Assessed effects of maternal employment on infants with mothers working 20 or more hours per week or fewer than 20 hours per week. Found that neither differences in maternal employment during child's first year, nor child's entry into nonmaternal care before age one, predicted differences in cognitive and socioemotional development at ages two and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Day Care, Day Care Effects, Early Experience
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