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*SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology (Holland): What's
"Scholarly"?

Scholarly vs. Popular Periodicals Tutorial

Tutorial on strategies for discerning whether an article is SCHOLARLY or POPULAR:

Scholarly, or Popular?

Here are two article records found in the Academic Search Complete database - Which one is SCHOLARLY/ACADEMIC RESEARCH, or are they BOTH?  *Some tips on telling the difference HERE*

ARTICLE 1:

"Taking on the Second Shift: Time Allocations and Time Pressures of U.S. Parents with Preschoolers."

Authors:

Milkie, Melissa A.  [University of Maryland]   
Raley, Sara B. [
McDaniel College]  
Bianchi, Suzanne M. [
University of California, Los Angeles]

Source:

Social Forces; Dec2009, Vol. 88 Issue 2, p487-517, 31p

Abstract:

The term "second shift" from Hochschild's (1989) classic volume is commonly used by scholars to mean that employed mothers face an unequal load of household labor and thus a "double day" of work. We use two representative samples of contemporary U.S. parents with preschoolers to test how mothers employed fulltime and married to a full-time worker (focal mothers) differ in time allocations and pressures from fathers and from mothers employed parttime or not at all. Results indicate focal mothers' total workloads are greater than fathers' by a week-and-a-half, not an "extra month" per year. Focal mothers have less leisure, but do not experience more onerous types of unpaid work, nor get less sleep than fathers. Focal mothers feel greater time pressures compared with fathers; however, some of these tensions extend to other mothers of young children. Finally, these families may be engaged in fewer quality activities with children  compared with families where mothers are not employed fulltime.  

 

ARTICLE 2:


"Are you stressed to the limit?"

Authors:

Scheele, Adele

Source:

Working Woman; Apr93, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p34, 2p, 1 Color Photograph

Abstract:

Furnishes strategy for dealing with the increasing stress in the daily life of working women by analyzing a fictional situation. Understanding the underlying cause of stress; Empowering oneself; Prioritizing responsibilities; Sharing household duties with a husband; `The Second Shift,' by Arlie Hochschild; Average stress-related workers'-compensation claim according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. INSET: Five simple ways to temper the tension

 

Scholarly, or Popular?
ARTICLE 1 is a scholarly research article: 85 votes (97.7%)
ARTICLE 2 is a scholarly research article: 0 votes (0%)
BOTH are scholarly research articles: 2 votes (2.3%)
Total Votes: 87

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