Changing attitudes toward women's employment

dc.contributor.author Daniewicz, Susan
dc.contributor.department Family Environment
dc.date 2018-08-23T16:51:08.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:14:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:14:50Z
dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1987
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.description.abstract <p>The effects of membership and reference groups on attitudes toward women's employment were analyzed using four waves of the mature woman cohort of the National Longitudinal Survey. Attitudes, attitude change and change in employment and desire for employment were all considered. Evidence is presented for the influence of both membership and reference groups on attitudes and attitude change. Women who are employed and prefer to stay that way are more approving of women's employment at all points in time. In addition, employed women's rate of approval appears to be accelerating relative to the remainder of the sample;Attitude change toward increasing approval is divided into probability of adopting approval and the probability of maintaining that approval once it is adopted. The two rates are different and change differently over the period of the study. The probability of a woman maintaining approval of women's employment during the period from 1967 to 1972 is related to her own employment; women with some experience in the labor force are more likely to maintain approval than women outside the labor force. During the remainder of the study, however, the probability that women outside the labor force will maintain an approving attitude greatly increases relative to other women. It is suggested that the women's movement may have reinforced approving attitudes in women, regardless of their position in the labor force. Attitude change from disapproval to approval, on the other hand, is related to employment and this relationship remains constant throughout the study. Women in the labor force are more likely to change from disapproval to approval than are other women at all points in the study. Implications for the understanding of normative change are discussed.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 12674
dc.identifier.contextkey 6458385
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-10613
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/64958
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.keywords Family environment
dc.title Changing attitudes toward women's employment
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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