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Departmental Honors


Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology


Since 1970, the United States has seen an explosion in the rate of women working and a change towards equality in men's and women's roles. In 1980, Helal Mobasher Liaey gave a survey to measure what Utah State University students thought were proper roles for women, in categories ranging from occupations to decision making. He did this research at a time when traditional and egalitarian role views were still furiously clashing, especially in Utah, which is generally considered to be one of the most conservative states in the country since it is primarily LDS. This study revisits how gender roles are shaped by gender and religion for Utah State University students. This research project's goal is to assess the changes that have occurred in seventeen years.

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Sociology Commons



Faculty Mentor

Michael B. Tony