A comparative study of the attitudes of mother-father pairs to child-rearing practices in 1960 and 1970

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carol Ann Herring (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Nancy White

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine whether there had been significant changes in the attitudes of a selected group of mother-father pairs to child rearing since 1960 and to compare the scores on the University of Southern California Parent Attitude Survey (USCPAS) with respect to variables concerned with changes in the family from 1960 to 1970. During home visits, general information sheets and the USCPAS were administered to eighteen of the parent pairs that had been tested in 1960. After employing the t test, no significant differences were found between the mothers' and fathers' scores on the subscales of the USCPAS; however, a significant difference at .05 level was found between the total scores of mothers and fathers with the mothers making lower, more favorable scores. A comparison of the mothers' scores in 1960 and 1970 revealed significantly lower scores in 1970 at .001 level of confidence.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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