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Attitudes toward Children as a Reflection of the Northerner’s Life Perspective Abstract My study analyzes attitudes of northerners and non-northerners with regards to children. This standardized survey was completed by three upper-level sociology classes at Tulane University. The classes were in the semesters of fall 2004, fall 2006, and spring 2007. The survey consisted both open-ended and close-ended questions. Respondents answered demographic questions, ranking job attributes, selected important values to instill in children, listed three words to describe children, rated their opinion on parents’ right to spank children, and wrote a narrative response to an ambiguous image of children and violence. Through qualitative and quantitative analysis, I determined that northern participants display their ideas about life and lifestyle in their views towards children. Northerners tend to strive for happiness and a fulfilling life, respond to children more emotionally, and prefer non-authoritative parenting styles. 2
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Statement of the Issue The College Survey on Attitudes toward Children is designed to provide data for analysis of college students’ attitudes about children. The attitudes children develop and the lifestyles they desire determine what the world will become in the future. Many college students will become parents, and their attitudes and viewpoints will play an important role in shaping who their children become. Recognizing perceptions can help to change them for the better, thus it is important to understand how college students regard children. Attitudes toward children can also reflect other attitudes and perceptions. This study correlates northerners’ attitudes toward children with their overall viewpoints on life. The survey was completed by 77 undergraduates at Tulane University, the majority of who are Sociology majors. Participants answered demographic questions, ranked job attributes, listed three words to describe children, and wrote a response to an ambiguous photo of children near possible violence. Because of the small sample size, these results cannot be generalized to the population. Regardless, there are still many interesting results regarding attitudes toward children and the northern life perspective as demonstrated by this sample of students at Tulane University. Methods Participants and Procedure The participants in this survey, 77 Sociology majors from Tulane University, are the unit of analysis. The data was collected during class time from three upper-level sociology classes. All respondents are from the United States, with 47.4% from the north, followed by 31.6% from the south, and 10.5% from both the central and western regions 3
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of the country. In addition, 63.6% of respondents have lived or traveled outside the U.S. for over two weeks.
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