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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
Editor: 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


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


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 Marriage and Satisfaction with Marriage

Attitude Consistency

12 Changes in Sex Typing of Child Tasks

Changing Response Distributions

Socioeconomic Correlates and Differential Change

Age, Cohorts, and Change

Postscript: Changes to 1976

Appendix A

Appendix B




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About the Authors

Beverly Duncan

Otis Dudley Duncan

About the Editor

Peter H. Rossi

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