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ABARCA, Nureya; GORMAZ, Naisa  and  LEIVA, Pedro I. Future role expectations of undergraduate Chilean students. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.2, pp.405-414. ISSN 1657-9267.

This study reviews the future roles expectations in a sample of 522 young undergraduate students in Santiago, Chile. In order to do that it was administered the adaptation of the instrument (The Life Role Salience Scales [LRSS]; Amatea, Cross, Clark & Bobby, 1986) that assessed men's and women's personal expectations concerning life roles: occupational, marital, parental and homecare roles. As well the level of Valoric Conservatism (VC) was measure (Contreras & Plaza, 2004), and socio-demographic data. Regression analysis showed a male's bigger preference for work and marital roles than women. VC influenced the expectations for marital, parental and home-care roles, but it didn't influenced work role.

Keywords : Role expectations; occupational role; parental role; marital role; undergraduate students; Social psychology; quantitative research; psychological tests.

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