Sex Typing and Social Roles - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122238505, 9781483266190

Sex Typing and Social Roles

1st Edition

A Research Report

Authors: Beverly Duncan Otis Dudley Duncan
Editors: Peter H. Rossi
eBook ISBN: 9781483266190
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1978
Page Count: 414
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Sex Typing and Social Roles: A Research Report is based on a sociological survey that includes topics regarding changes in sex roles. The book deals with information derived from surveys and reports on the differences and similarities between the behavior, experience, and attitudes of men and women. The book addresses, more particularly, the ongoing changes in the social positions of the sexes, for example, from women's rights and privileges as a "private issue" to a public-policy issue. The book also reviews the work motives, the female role, constraints, and emotions (sadness) encountered. The text analyzes alienation versus engagement—why women say that they are indeed happier at work. The book then discusses the role of civics and sex as regards politics, institutional performance, and rule compliance. The text analyzes the role of religion and the involvement of husbands and wives in social affairs. The role of husbands and wives as partners in marriage is explained in terms of education, division of labor, and marital values. The book also investigates methods of rearing children, parental or expectations, and the response patterns on child-related task items. The text will prove beneficial to psychologists, sociologists, pediatricians, civic leaders, lay ministers, and educators.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgments 1 The Setting and the Survey Detroit and the United Auto Workers Women as Respondents and Interviewers An Overview 2 Work Motives and the Female Role Popularity of the Motives Multivariate Analysis Effects of Social Characteristics Rejection of Homemaking Values Relating to Work Roles of Men 3 Constraints on Women's Work Approve of Working, but Object to Some Work Social Correlates of Objecting Grounds of Objection The Decision to Work Attitudes Associated with Objecting Change in the 1970s 4 The Collective Sadness What the Future Holds Disengagement Quality of Personal Experience Obiter Dictum 5 Civics and Sex Political Information Respect for Rules Institutional Performance Attitudes of Boys and Girls 6 Religion Religious Participation Religious Beliefs Communal Involvement Generation Gaps in Religiosity 7 Social Participation of Husbands and Wives Wife-Husband Differences in Formal Participation Association between Spouses' Memberships Education and Formal Participation Black Couples and Unmarried Persons Husband-Wife Differences in Informal Participation Formal and Informal Participation 8 Wives and Husbands as Marriage Partners The Division of Labor: Response Patterns Working Wives and the Division of Labor Division of Labor and Wife's Education Values in Marriage 9 The Secularization of Divorce Differential Change Analysis of Change Within Religions Changes in the Church 10 Socialization of Girls and Boys Childrearing Technique and Sex of Child Parental Values National Data on Parental Values 11 Intergenerational Aspects of Sex Typing Sharing of Household Chores Spouses' Educational Attainments Sex Typing in Relation to Values in Mar


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About the Author

Beverly Duncan

Otis Dudley Duncan

About the Editor

Peter H. Rossi

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