Employment decisions made by mothers of infants
Psychology of Women Quarterly
This study was designed to contribute to our understanding of employment-related behavior in women with infants by assessing how individual characteristics and perceptions of infant needs are associated with decisions about employment. Utilizing a longitudinal approach, data were collected on 172 mothers at infant birth and at 3, 8, and 12 months of infant's age. Four study groups were formed, based on mothers’ early plans to work and actual work status later in the infant's first year. Groups were compared, and findings about decisions to work or stay home were interpreted in light of maternal demographic and personality attributes, and maternal perceptions of infant needs and characteristics. © 1985, Society for the Psychology of Women. All rights reserved.
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Hock, Ellen; Morgan, Karen Christman; and Hock, Michae D., "Employment decisions made by mothers of infants" (1985). Faculty Publications. 4787.