Mom Matters: Maternal Influence on the Choice of Academic Major

  title={Mom Matters: Maternal Influence on the Choice of Academic Major},
  author={Jacqueline C. Simpson},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Using High School and Beyond data and multinomial logit modeling, this analysis explores the parental impact on a student's choice of academic major. Family measures that have traditionally been used in status attainment models have focused primarily on father. This analysis includes measures for both the mother and the father to gauge their individual impact. Results indicate that mothers influence students' choice of academic major most readily through emotional and normative channels. In… 
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