Date Approved

5-15-2008

Embargo Period

3-21-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Higher Education Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Subject(s)

College students--New Jersey--Attitudes, Sex role--United States; Women

Disciplines

Higher Education Administration

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to look at students' attitudes toward women's roles of 381 selected undergraduate female and male students at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, in March, 2008. Also investigated was the impact of demographic factors such as age, class level, class status, major, gender and race. The data on the attitudes toward women's roles was collected using a 25 item Likert-scale survey. The data analysis suggests that the selected students had a profeminist, egalitarian attitude rather than a traditional, conservative attitude. There was a moderate correlation between the gender of the students and their attitudes toward women's roles and weak correlation between race and attitudes toward women's roles. No significant correlation was found between the age, class level and class status of the students and their attitudes toward women's roles.

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