Ich hab Nase aufgegeben weil er offenbar meine Texte völlig falsch versteht aber das Thema Eltern sein ist tatsächlich sehr interessant. Es gibt kaum eine Rolle an die so viele gesellschaftliche Erwartungen gerichtet sind wie "Eltern", weshalb natürlich eine massive Prägung in dieser Rolle stattfindet. Ratet mal welche Auswirkung die hat.
Ausschnitt aus Bob Altemeyers "The Authoritarians"
Over the years I have collected RWA scale scores from three different groups of Manitoba alumni. One group answered 12 years after they had first completed the scale as introductory psychology students; the second set responded 18 years after they were freshmen; and the third had to wait 27 years to repeat the thrill. What do you think I found?
If you swear by Freud, there should be only minimal change over all these intervals because Freud thought our personalities were pretty much set in stone by age six. If you believe the man on the street instead, you’ll think RWA scale scores rose after college because “everybody knows people get more conservative as they get older.” But if you believe the data from these three studies, you’ll pay less attention to both Freud and the man in the street from now on. Many alumni did stay more or less the same; but others (usually folks, as I said above, who had been highly authoritarian as freshmen) changed substantially.
And overall RWA scale scores showed a decrease in all of the studies:
5% over 12 years, 9% over 18 years, and 11% over 27 years.
“But wait a minute,” I hear you thinking. “Something’s peculiar here, isn’t it?
We believe a four-year undergraduate education lowers RWA scores about 10%, and many of these alumni had gone on to graduate school. Shouldn’t the final drop be something like 15%?” Yes, it should. You’re right! So the effects of higher education seem to have worn off some, the scores appear to have bounced back up somewhat, and the man in the street may be partly right.
What would have caused this rebound? Just getting older and wiser? Career advancement? Having a mortgage to pay off? Nope, the data say. But what about having kids? In all three studies, alumni who were parents showed much smaller drops in authoritarianism (i.e. they showed noticeable rebounds) than did those who were childless.
Just getting older doesn’t make you more authoritarian. The non-parents in the longest study showed almost a 20% drop in RWA at the age of 45, compared to what they had been at 18. But their classmates who were now raising a family and saying-all-the-things-their-mothers-and-fathers-said-which-they-SWORE-they-would-never-say-to-their-own-children were only 10% below their entering freshman level--essentially where they probably had been when they got their bachelor’s degrees.