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Stress Among Employed Mothers in a Selected Community


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1 Associate Professor, St Joseph’s College of Nursing, Kothamangalam, Ernakulum District, Kerala, India
2 2016 Batch BSc Nursing Students, St Joseph’s College of Nursing, Kothamangalam, Ernakulum District, Kerala, India
     

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Working mothers may have stress due to various reasons like poor job satisfaction, financial insecurity, emotional responsibility for children, heavy workloads and gender based division of labor. The main objectives of this study are to assess the level of stress among employed mothers and to find out association between stress and selected demographic variables. A non-experimental descriptive design was used in the study. Stress level of employed mothers between the age group of 20-50 years assessed by using rating scale. Collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The study found that majority (50%) experienced only mild stress. The study also revealed that there is significant association between the level of stress among employed mothers and selected demographic variables such as religion, income, presence of working family members and presence of disease.

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Stress, Employed Mothers.
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Authors

Saritha Joseph
Associate Professor, St Joseph’s College of Nursing, Kothamangalam, Ernakulum District, Kerala, India
Abeena Varghese
2016 Batch BSc Nursing Students, St Joseph’s College of Nursing, Kothamangalam, Ernakulum District, Kerala, India
Ashna Shaju
2016 Batch BSc Nursing Students, St Joseph’s College of Nursing, Kothamangalam, Ernakulum District, Kerala, India
Aswathy Sajeev
2016 Batch BSc Nursing Students, St Joseph’s College of Nursing, Kothamangalam, Ernakulum District, Kerala, India
Jayasree Jayakumar
2016 Batch BSc Nursing Students, St Joseph’s College of Nursing, Kothamangalam, Ernakulum District, Kerala, India
Jereena James
2016 Batch BSc Nursing Students, St Joseph’s College of Nursing, Kothamangalam, Ernakulum District, Kerala, India
Mariya K. J.
2016 Batch BSc Nursing Students, St Joseph’s College of Nursing, Kothamangalam, Ernakulum District, Kerala, India

Abstract


Working mothers may have stress due to various reasons like poor job satisfaction, financial insecurity, emotional responsibility for children, heavy workloads and gender based division of labor. The main objectives of this study are to assess the level of stress among employed mothers and to find out association between stress and selected demographic variables. A non-experimental descriptive design was used in the study. Stress level of employed mothers between the age group of 20-50 years assessed by using rating scale. Collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The study found that majority (50%) experienced only mild stress. The study also revealed that there is significant association between the level of stress among employed mothers and selected demographic variables such as religion, income, presence of working family members and presence of disease.

Keywords


Stress, Employed Mothers.

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