M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Educational attainment--New Jersey; Women college students--New Jersey
The purpose of this study was to understand if mothers have an influence on their daughters by (a) determining if a relationship existed between the educational attainment of mothers and the level of education female college students strive to achieve and (b) verifying if female college students are more likely to come from households with working mothers and dual-career families. A sample of 50 predominantly Caucasian female college students at Rowan University were surveyed on their personal and family background. A non-parametric correlation test revealed that a significant relationship existed between the educational attainment of mothers and the aspired educational level of their daughters although it was an inverted relationship. Descriptive statistics show that the majority of participants came from homes with a working mother and dual-career-families. Implications for future research refer to more detailed studies to discover an influential relationship between mothers and daughters.
Patel, Mansi, "Influences of mothers and dual-career families on the educational attainment of female college students" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 813.