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dc.contributor.authorReed, Robert Earl
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-11T13:41:32Z
dc.date.available2018-10-11T13:41:32Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://twu-ir.tdl.org/handle/11274/10463
dc.description.abstractSome available studies have examined the relationship between parental status and happiness and parental status and life satisfaction. However, no previous studies have examined the relationship between parental status and selfishness. In addition, no existing studies have examined the relationship between parental status and happiness, life satisfaction, and selfishness along with the variables known to impact them. This study adds to the literature by examining the relationship between parental status and happiness, life satisfaction, and selfishness along with age, sex, race, health, education, income, and marital status. Data from the 2004 General Social Survey (GSS) was utilized. The relationship between parental status, happiness, life satisfaction, selfishness and control variables was tested using descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling. Two structural equation models were analyzed. The first one tested the relationship between parental status and happiness and life satisfaction; the second tested the relationship between parental status and selfishness. The results indicated that parental status did not impact happiness, life satisfaction, or selfishness.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectChildfreeen_US
dc.subjectChildlessen_US
dc.subjectFamily structureen_US
dc.subjectPronatalist societyen_US
dc.subjectStereotypesen_US
dc.titleChallenging stereotypes of the childless in pronatalist societyen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeChairSadri, Mahmoud
dc.contributor.committeeMemberZottarelli, Lisa


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