Title

Ethnicity, acculturation, and religiosity as predictors of female college students’ role expectations

Publication Date

8-2005

Abstract

The present study was designed to examine ethnicity, acculturation, and religiosity as predictors of European American and Korean American evangelical female college students' role expectations. Fifty-seven European American and 37 Korean American single women, who ranged in age from 17 to 24 years, completed a demographic questionnaire, a role expectation measure, three religiosity measures, and an acculturation measure. The results indicated a significant negative correlation between fundamentalism and role-sharing expectations for European American women and a significant positive correlation between level of acculturation and role-sharing expectations for Korean American women. The results suggest that fundamentalism is a stronger predictor of role expectations than religious commitment in European American women and that acculturation is a more accurate predictor of role expectations than generation in the United States among Korean American women.

Keywords

Acculturation; Role expectation; Ethnic groups

Publication Title

Sex Roles

Volume

53

Issue

3-4

First Page

231

Last Page

237

DOI of Published Version

10.1007/s11199-005-5681-7.

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