IMPACTS OF WORKING PARENTS ON THE FAMILY
We started out with a hypothesis on “Deployment and its effects on the children of these deployed parents.” However, there was not anything in the GSS that pertained to this issue. We then started to research the emotional impact that working parents could have on their children.
The General Social Survey is one of the nation’s longest running surveys of social, cultural and political indicators. The GSS is the largest project funded by the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation. Except for the U.S. Census, the GSS is the most frequently analyzed source of information in the social sciences. The GSS contains a standard core of demographics and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest.
Our group chose a variable or subset for analysis and investigation of MEOVRWRK. This variable asks whether or not you agree or disagree that family life suffers because men are concentrating on their work too much. Out of the 51, 020 respondents only 8,423 were valid responses, according to the Likert Scale of responses numbered 1-5(response range from strongly agree to strongly disagree). From these responses we used the number 1 to represent all data pertaining to the female answers and the number 2 in representation of all male answers. Once we extracted the data according to gender we then used the descriptive statistic test of the Two-Tailed T Test to analyze the data set forth in the GSS. The results of the Two-Tailed T Test are as follows: alpha=.05
1.96=critical two-tailed t-test
5.18=P (T<=t) two-tail test
As a result of the preceding data we failed to reject the hypothesis, therefore our alternative hypothesis is as follows “Family life can be impacted when there is not a healthy balance between work and the family.
As a scholarly issue the main concern has been to assess whether a mother’s employment is “bad” for children, typically as indicated by school achievement, academic test...