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Attitudes Toward Childrearing Among Indian Women: A Structural Analysis

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Using the Hindi version of the Parental Attitude Research Instrument, this investigation explored the factorial structure of attitudes toward childrearing of 320 Indian women. Principal component analysis with varimax rotation revealed three factors. These are: rejection of the maternal role and hostility toward husband and children; authoritatian, suppressive, and restricting control; and democratic attitudes. Results are compared with findings for American and French-Canadian samples.


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