Date of Award

1977

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (158 p.)

Subjects

Camping -- Social aspects, Sex role

DOI

10.15760/etd.2576

Abstract

The intent of this thesis is to investigate the extent to which people depart from traditional gender roles in a situation of leisure. The lack of normative structure in the camping situation offers a chance for participants to do sex typed tasks differently than in the more structured home situation.

Participant observation was used because of the exploratory nature of the project. Research was conducted the month of July, 1973. Four Oregon campgrounds were visited. Campsite clusters to be observed were chosen randomly. A systemic time schedule was developed in which various clusters were observed at as many different times as possible.

Findings indicate that gender role behavior patterns that are used at home are also used in the camping situation. Women usually perform tasks that are done at home everyday while men usually perform tasks unique to the camping situation.

Description

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Sociology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16263

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