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Changes in Attitudes toward Parenting among College Women: 1972 and 1979 Samples

Alicia S. Cook, Judith B. West and Tommie J. Hamner
Family Relations
Vol. 31, No. 1 (Jan., 1982), pp. 109-113
DOI: 10.2307/584208
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/584208
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Changes in Attitudes toward Parenting among College Women: 1972 and 1979 Samples
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Abstract

Undergraduate women students were administered a questionnaire during the spring semesters of 1972 and 1979 and their attitudes toward parenting assessed. When compared to the 1972 sample, the 1979 sample desired fewer children, was more accepting of non-parenting decisions, expressed more uncertainty regarding desire for parenting as a factor in selection of a mate, and appeared less concerned about overpopulation. These findings are discussed in the context of changes in sex roles during the 1970's.

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