Open Access Honors Program Thesis
This study was performed for an undergraduate thesis project for a university honor's program. The thesis project sought to discover female college students' viewpoints on stay-at-home mothering and various influences on said viewpoints through the administration of a survey to college women. Various statistical tests, such as t-test, chi-square, correlation, and regression tests, were completed to analyze the data. From this data, it was found that most participants in the study had positive, socially constructed, stereotypical viewpoints of stay-at-home mothers. Three influences were found to be unique predictors for the choice to plan to be a full-time stay-at-home mother: number of hours participant's mother worked outside the home, how important the participant perceived her mother's career was to her, and the importance of religious beliefs for the participant. Professional, academic, and personal implications were discussed.
Year of Submission
Department of Communication and Media
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2012 Beth Lindberg
Lindberg, Beth, "Family Matters: Influential Factors of Choice Regarding the Family-Career Dichotomy for the Next Generation of Mothers" (2012). Honors Program Theses. 750.