Attitudes toward feminism and patterns of family economic decision-making

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Deborah D. Godwin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jane H. Crow

Abstract: The primary purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between attitudes toward feminism and patterns of economic decision-making. In addition, these other related topics were investigated: (1) the difference between the wife's attitudes toward feminism and the husband's attitudes toward feminism as perceived by the wife, (2) the relationship between attitudes toward feminism and selected demographic variables. and (3) the relationship between patterns of economic decision-making and selected demographic variables. Subjects were 156 randomly selected married women from Greensboro, North Carolina. Data on attitudes toward feminism were collected using a scale developed by Richey (1972) which was adapted in order to obtain, in addition to women's attitudes toward feminism, the women's perception of their husbands' feminist attitudes. Data on decision-making was obtained through a scale developed by the researcher concerning the conceptualization of a framework for viewing the family economic decision-making process. The scale provided information concerning who makes decisions concerning four economic functions of the family: (1) the production function, (2) the expenditure function, (3) the savings and investment function, (1) the investment in human capital function.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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