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Author: Munieza, Hyacinth B.
Project Title: Changing Life Roles During the Transition to Parenthood
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Wendy A. Goldberg
Over the course of our lives, major life transitions
change the perception of ourselves as well as our life roles.
In 1978, Cowan and Cowan researched role salience and peoples
self-concept during the transition to parenthood. They studied
96 couples becoming first-time parents in order to observe changes
in the aspects of the self when becoming parents. This current
study builds upon their work, and uses a measure called "The
Pie" which Cowan and Cowan (1978) developed. As part of the
current investigation, 102 couples expecting their first child
completed questionnaires during the last trimester of pregnancy,
and about half of these couples also completed questionnaires
during the first year after the babys birth. Each man and
woman divided a circle into "pie slices" that reflected
the importance of the major roles in their life right now, and
then divided another circle into "slices" reflecting
the ideal allocation of roles in their lives. The difference between
these two pies formed the "role satisfaction index",
and the total number of roles was a measure of "role complexity".
Data analysis is currently underway. Planned analyses will address
questions regarding changing life roles, the salience of various
roles across the transition, whether role satisfaction and role
complexity change following the birth of a baby, and the differences
between mens and womens conceptions of their roles.
The findings of this study are expected to increase our understanding
of mens and womens sense of themselves at this important
point in adult development.
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