How do you see your future with children or without children? And if you already have, what do you think about people who do not want to have children? It is not true that the new generations do not want to have children, many women and men also did not want to, but it may not have been as visible.
We say that a study recently published in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research may confirm what many people thought they decide not to have children, how others see them.
Why they do not want to have children?
The study shows that many people feel moral outrage in relation to couples who decide not to have children. The conscious decision to live in a double without children is increasingly common, especially because the maintenance of a family is increasingly expensive.
Considering everything that is needed to sustain a family, including the sacrifice of the work, in addition to those who simply do not feel that parenthood is for them.
Although it has always been judgments against people who decide not to have children, especially by those who believe that every couple has the obligation to breed this study reveals something more surprising.
Is morally bad?
Leslie Ashburn-Nard , author of the study and professor of psychology the University of Purdue in Indiana , discovered that the participants felt moral outrage in relation to couples without children. That is, the participants not only judged the people who decide not to have children, but also expressed hostility toward them.
“Our data suggest that not having children is seen not only as something atypical or surprising, but something that is morally wrong”, said Ashburn-Nard to the site Science Daily .
What was the study?
For the study, we included 197 participants, all students of the psychology course, who received a sketch of the life of an adult married.
After reading it, they were asked to assess their perception of the mentality of this person married, as well as the feelings of the participant in relation to the same person who was comparing.
So the participants responded
The participants rated men and women who decide not to have children as people psychological less satisfied than the adults who decide to have children.
participants also showed anger, disapproval, and even repulsion for those who choose not to have children. This reinforces the fact that people who decide to live free of children not only feel shortchanged, but also feel hostility on the part of many people.
They hope to extend the study
The author hopes to expand the study to the ways in which this prejudice moral invades those who do not have children, as they are treated in their daily lives and how it falls in the discrimination .
Although the time has passed, the results are similar to studies of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, which can be attributed to the circumstances moral. “Despite all the changes in so many areas, the judgments against people without children remain” he concluded.