Part of our new series on what the research literature says about father-headed households. The relevant findings are highlighted in bold.
Titre du document / Document title
The gendered nature of family structure and group-based anti-egalitarianism: A cross-national analysis
Auteur(s) / Author(s)
SIDANIUS Jim (1) ; PENA Yesilernis (1) ;
Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)
(1) Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, ETATS-UNIS
Résumé / Abstract
Using 4 samples of adolescents from 3 nations (Australia, Sweden, and the United States), the authors explored whether the gendered nature of the family socialization environment affected young people's level of group-based social egalitarianism. It was hypothesized that the greater the father's influence in the family, the greater the children's level of group-based social anti-egalitarianism. The results were consistent with the authors' expectations. Children from father-headed households had the highest level of group-based social anti-egalitarianism; children from mother-headed households had the lowest level of group-based anti-egalitarianism; and children from dual-parent households were in between. Similarly, children from homes in which the father had the greatest decision-making power tended to exhibit the highest levels of anti-egalitarianism, whereas children from homes in which the mother had the greatest decision-making power displayed the lowest levels of social anti-egalitarianism. Family structure did not interact with either the nationality or gender of the child.
Revue / Journal Title
The Journal of social psychology ISSN 0022-4545 CODEN JSPSAG
Source / Source
2003, vol. 143, no2, pp. 243-251 [9 page(s) (article)] (20 ref.)
Langue / Language