Year of Publication
College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Science in Applied Sociology (MSAS)
Sociology and Anthropology
Dr. Elizabeth Stearns
Dr. Jeffry Will
This research examines possible contextual effects upon gender role attitudes in the United States related to women's employment outside ofthe household. The study included individual-level data, mother's previous work status and mother's educational attainment, not previously analyzed in a hierarchical linear model and state-level data not previously investigated, particularly state median household income. The primary analyses focus upon the contextual effects of state-level educational attainment and income. Analyzing General Social Survey data from 1994 to 2002, these contextual data were not found to have an effect upon the gender work role beliefs. In fact, none of the examined state-level variables were statistically significant in detecting contextual effects. These findings contradict earlier research, which found the proportion of religious fundamentalists within a state to have a contextual effect upon gender role attitudes.
Milligan, Tracy Amanda, "People, Places, and Perspectives: An Exploration of the Contextual Effects on Gender Work Role Attitudes" (2005). UNF Theses and Dissertations. 261.