Master of Arts (MA)
Susan B. Murray
Attitude Formation, Divorce, Intergenerational Transmission Theory, Marriage
Sociology; Individual & family studies; Women's studies
The present study shed light on the process of intergenerational transmission of attitudes as it occurs for women from divorced and intact families. Taking into account how women from divorced and intact homes view their parents' relationship, this study examined how attitudes of marriage and divorce are transmitted from parents to children. This study utilized quantitative survey methods including surveys to gather data and nested multiple linear regression to analyze the data to determine how the process of intergenerational transmission of attitudes was occurring, if at all, for the women in the sample. Utilizing sample data from a large public university, the study affirmed that the process of intergenerational transmission was supported for women from intact and divorced homes for their attitudes of divorce. However the theory was not supported for women from intact and divorced homes for their attitudes of marriage. The study implemented additional controls such as age, income, education, employment, quality of child/parent relationship, and age at time of parental divorce.
Bivona-Guttadauro, Rebecca Elizabeth, "The Intergenerational Transmission of Attitudes on Divorce and Marriage" (2013). Master's Theses. 4260.