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Thesis (M.S.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1967. Department of Family Economics and Management.


Copyright 1967, the author. Used by permission.


Literature suggests adult roles are indefinite for women and in a flux of change. This indefiniteness is related to the perplexing choices college women encounter when choosing a career role, a homemaker role or the dual role.

The purpose of this study will investigate about the future role expectations of women college students. Three points of interest to the purpose of the study (1) To examine to what extent women students recognize future role perceptions for themselves with regard to careers and marriage. (2) To examine to what extent women students comprehend and recognize the dual role perception for themselves. (3) To examine to what extent women students know and recognize the existence of managerial resources and practices associated with an anticipated dual role.

This study was conducted by survey and was limited to undergraduate, single, women students classified as freshmen and seniors in the School of Home Economics at the University of Nebraska. Over 90 percent of both freshmen and senior groups with graduation expectations planned for future dual roles. Expectation for college graduation is found to be the only characteristic with a significant relationship to dual role expectation.

Advisor: Dorothy A. Larery