Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1972

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Colin Condit

Second Committee Member

Dohn A. Miller

Third Committee Member

Eldon E. Jacobsen


This study undertook to examine the relationship between mothers' employment status and the children's achievement. 728 third grade students in the Bellingham Public Schools were used as subjects. The data was analyzed by two way analysis of variance and multiple correlation procedures. There was no relationship found between the mothers' employment ststus and the children's achievement. However, there was a relationship between fathers' occupational level, family size, children's intelligence, and children's sex and some of the achievement tests.