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The effect of acculturation on the Armenian women's sex role identity

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between levels of acculturation and sex-role identity in Armenian women living in the United States. The subjects are eighty-five Armenian women residing in the greater Los Angeles, California area. Eighty-five subjects were given a questionnaire, developed by the author. The questionnaire asked questions regarding the following topics: Demographic characteristics of the respondents; levels of acculturation and role as daughters, wives and mothers. The study concluded the hypotheses: 1. First generation Armenian women living in the United States have more traditional sex-roles than second generation Armenian women. 2. Armenian women who have at least one year of college education engage in less traditional roles than women who have no college education.

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