This is the same subdecision in which adjusted R2 was highest--for husbands 23 percent and for wives 33 percent. Table 2 indicates the less authoritarian the husband, the more influence he perceives children to have.
This is a rather unique finding when compared to other decision-making studies which have found a high amount of incongruence in spousal perception of their own influence patterns.
Berey, Lewis and Richard W. Table 2 indicates the higher the level of education for husbands, the less influence they perceive children to have, all other variables held constant. The influence of children in family decision-making has been a much too neglected subject of inquiry.
Some perceived only the "active" dimension of the word while others perceived the word to encompass both the "active" and the "passive" dimensions. Two sample limitations were recognized, but were judged to be within the acceptable "cost" limits.
In such instances, the husband is likely to have considerable ability to decipher information on vacation alternatives. Hours per week spent on outside-the-home hobbies and interests is not an important variable for husbands.
The greater the number of years married, the more influence husbands allocated to children in these subdecisions: But there appears to be a void in the literature of family decision-making in exploring children influence.
Just as a marketing researcher thinks of market segments composed of people with certain common demographic or attitudinal characteristics, he can also describe families which have certain decision-making characteristics for the purpose of developing advertising appeals and selecting media.
Whether the hypothesis is accepted or rejected at the specified level of significance is stated in Table 2 for the total vacation decision and nine sub-decisions. These role structure changes affect existing products, services and marketing practices. The direction of the relationship is such that the more self-confidence, the greater the influence allocated to children in vacation decision-making.
This finding is in consonance with the early findings that older children are perceived to have greater influence.
The couples were brought, in grouping of twenty couples, to a central location where they simultaneously and independently completed self-ad-ministered questionnaires. However, both spouses perceived children to be highly influential in deciding on what activities the family will participate in jointly, especially vacation decisions.
Bureau of Business Research, University of Texas, Adjusted R2, or proportion of total variance in influence explained by these variables ranges, for wives, to a high of It is not true for education. Table 2 shows the results of the regression runs for the total vacation decision and nine subdecisions.
The older the husband, the greater influence allocated to children for vacation decisions relating to information collection, whether to take children, and amount of money to spend.
The more educated the husband, the less influence he perceives children to have in the total vacation decision and the following subdecisions: Each spouse was asked to respond on a constant sum scale by allocating Points among the family members. As the explanation of subdecision areas and the definition or relative influence had to be consistent from one decision area to another and from one twenty-couple setting to another, standardized oral instructions were prepared and read at each session with respondents.
Children, as would be expected, have an important role in the Western nuclear family. In order to minimize bias, the researcher collected the responses for each subdecision area before he introduced the next subdecision.
Are older children perceived to exert more influence? Will children be perceived as having more influence in families whose parents have "traditional" attitudes toward marital roles or when parents hold more "contemporary" views of marriage?
Ferber, Robert, and L. In fact, some specific vacation subdecisions could be called "children dominant! One might infer from these findings that husbands who spend a great deal of time away from the children and home because of work, feel some self-actuated guilt and perceive children as having more influence because of it.
Hypothesis 1 is rejected at the. John Wiley and Sons, These are relevant and important questions which must be answered before a general theory or model of family decision-making can become a reality.
For husbands and wives the difference in age variable, more than absolute age, is related to influence patterns. Practically all research has centered upon the husband-wife dyad Cunningham and Green, ; Davis, ; Ferber and Lee, ; Hempel, ; and Munsinger, Weber and Hansen, and ignored the role of children.
The last decade has witnessed a substantial change in the family role structure and family decision-making which is, in turn, reflected in the marketplace. The independent variables which were investigated to determine if they could individually and collectively explain perceived children influence patterns were:These things all impact the decision making process and the decisions made.
Past experiences can impact future decision making. Juliusson, Karlsson, and Garling () indicated past and cognitive abilities influences decision making (de Bruin, Parker, & Fischoff, ; Finucane, Age is only one individual difference that influences.
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and support the hypothesis that the individual is not affected by her or his personal networks’ influences in decision. Start studying SOC 9 & Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. of the following is NOT among the Supreme Court rulings related to the decision that having a child is part of the individual's constitutionally protected right to privacy?
Findings from studies on the impact of work on family. Influence of Children on Family Purchase Decisions. Children tend to impact more on family purchase decision, However the general impact of parental correspondence in Child's apparent.
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