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Today's Moms: The Effect of Employment and Traditional/Nontraditional Attitudes
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by Haley M. Huba - West Chester University
Categories: Developmental | Social
In this research the proposed hypothesis states that stay-at-home mothers with traditional attitudes would have better well-being than stay-at-home mothers with nontraditional attitudes, and employed mothers with nontraditional attitudes would have better well-being than employed mothers with traditional attitudes. The research examined employment status and attitudes about women’s role in society (Attitudes toward Women Scale--AWS) on the well-being of mothers (Beck Depression Inventory--BDI). Although level of well-being was significantly influenced by employment status for nonemployed mothers in the public school sample, there were no differences in well-being for the private school sample. However, significant differences in income levels may have influenced the outcome of this study.