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Please follow the steps below to complete your annotated bibliography. 

  1. Choose your sources
  2. Write the annotation. In 250-350 words per annotation include (everything must be in your own words. Do not use quotes from the article, summarize it yourself):
    1. The purpose of the work 
    2. A summary of its content 
    3. A summary of the methodology and findings
    4. Strengths or weaknesses of the study/ areas of future research
    5. Relevance to your specific research question 


Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of

     traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51, 541-554.

The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living.

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