Gender role attitudes and expectations for marriage
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Changing gender roles are impacting how employment and household/childcare responsibilities are shared within a marriage. With evolving gender roles, the potential benefits and disadvantages of marriage, related to marital quality/satisfaction, may be changing for both women and men (Amato, Johnson, Booth, & Rogers, 2003, Kurdek, 2005). To further explore the issue of gender roles and changing perspectives on marriage, students (106 females, 38 males) at a public university in Texas participated in an on-line Qualtrics survey assessing attitudes towards egalitarian/traditional marriage (adapted from Deutsch, Kokot, & Binder, 2007), child-rearing responsibilities (adapted from Gere and Helwig, 2012), traditional/transcendent gender roles (Baber & Tucker, 2006), and hostile/benevolent sexism (Glick & Fiske, 2001).