Title

Gender Roles and Communication in Mexican American Immigrant Households

Date

5-28-2015 9:00 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 9:15 AM

Location

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Maureen Dolan

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This study examines Mexican American Immigrant families focusing on household division of labor and gender roles. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to obtain the data. Ten interviews were conducted face to face. 20 surveys were completed; some of the participants completed the surveys via email and others face to face. The findings demonstrated most respondents practiced egalitarian gender roles although their ideology was more traditional. These findings are significant; through them one is able to observe the complexity of contradictory attitudes towards gender roles in Mexican American immigrant households. The results contradict the initial hypothesis that machismo prevails in traditional Mexican American immigrant household.

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May 28th, 9:00 AM May 28th, 9:15 AM

Gender Roles and Communication in Mexican American Immigrant Households

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

This study examines Mexican American Immigrant families focusing on household division of labor and gender roles. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to obtain the data. Ten interviews were conducted face to face. 20 surveys were completed; some of the participants completed the surveys via email and others face to face. The findings demonstrated most respondents practiced egalitarian gender roles although their ideology was more traditional. These findings are significant; through them one is able to observe the complexity of contradictory attitudes towards gender roles in Mexican American immigrant households. The results contradict the initial hypothesis that machismo prevails in traditional Mexican American immigrant household.