Sex Differences in Parental Influence on the Next Generation's Political Orientations

Time and Location
Poster Session I - Board: I-159
Thursday May 22, 2008, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Staci E. Podjan
Texas State University

Celisse A. Morgan Valdovinos
Texas State University

Crystal D. Oberle
Texas State University

Assessing the parental influence on political orientations, this research demonstrated that women tend to adopt the party identification (Democrat versus Republican) and issues stance (liberal versus conservative) of their mothers but not their fathers, whereas men are equivalently influenced by both their mothers and fathers.

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Shelly E. Taylor