Pregnancy as seen by mothers wanting one or two children, voluntarily childless wives and single women

Callan V.J. (1986) Pregnancy as seen by mothers wanting one or two children, voluntarily childless wives and single women. Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage and Family, 7 2: 83-89. doi:10.1080/01591487.1986.11004345


Author Callan V.J.
Title Pregnancy as seen by mothers wanting one or two children, voluntarily childless wives and single women
Journal name Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage and Family   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0159-1487
Publication date 1986-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01591487.1986.11004345
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 83
End page 89
Total pages 7
Subject 3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Abstract Little is known about the world view of women who decide not to have children or of women who decide to have an only child. The present study compared the pregnancy–related perceptions of single and married women who prefer either childlessness, or one or 2 children. When asked to rate their image of a pregnant woman, married women who had decided early in life not to parent, and currently single women who intended to be childfree, considered pregnant women as less intelligent, responsible, attractive, dignified, natural and self–fulfilled than did other women. Voluntarily childless wives who were classified as postponers were less negative than early deciders in their view of pregnant women, especially on the attractiveness and social acceptance benefits of pregnancy. Mothers of one child by choice did not differ from two-child mothers in their view of pregnancy. Within each fertility choice, single and married women had very similar attitudes.
Keyword Childles postponers
Childlessness
Early deciders of childlessness
Only child mothers
Pregnancy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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