Volume 5

Female Gender Role Attitudes Toward Education, Marriage, and Motherhood

Carrie A. Lynn

To examine gender role attitudes among women, 146 female volunteers completed a survey packet containing one of two scenario conditions. The scenarios depicted a college age female as varying in degree of perceived traditionalism (traditional; non-traditional). The participants’ age group was controlled for as well (18-35; 36-54; 55+). Results showed that age was associated with positive evaluations of the traditional scenario and with views toward sexual expression. Attitudes toward sexual expression were associated with more traditional marriage views. The value of assessing age in relation to gender role beliefs is discussed.

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