Maternal Influences on Daughters' Gender Role Attitudes

Maternal Influences on Daughters' Gender Role Attitudes This study concerns the gender role attitudes ofgirls. These attitudes included their ideas onmotherhood as well as their ideas on female roles ingeneral. We examined whether the relations betweenmothers' employment status and their level of education,and daughters' gender role attitudes were mediated bymothers' own gender role attitudes and child-rearingstyle. In this study, 165 adolescent girls and their mothers participated. Overall, the datademonstrate the importance of mothers in the developmentof daughters' gender role attitudes. A mother'schild-rearing style as well as her own gender role attitudes do influence the gender roleattitudes a daughter develops. Level of education andmothers' employment have indirect effects. Sex Roles Springer Journals

Maternal Influences on Daughters' Gender Role Attitudes

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 1998 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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