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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44242

A Study on Parenting Stress and Coping Strategies Adopted Among Working Mothers

N. Kavitha, M. Murali Krishnan, M.Bhuvaneswari, Licy Varghese, R Puviarasi, Rupali Nawale


Women who work outside the home face increased levels of stress when it comes to the care of their children and the upbringing of their children, which can lead to a decline in the quality of the relationship that exists between the parent and child. This can have a negative impact on both the mental health of the parents and the children as they are growing up. The study is, qualitative in nature, conducted in Chennai city. The stress among the working mothers is measured from selected 300 sample respondents. They are selected using convenient sampling. The working married women having children from the age of 1 to 5 years are considered as sample respondents (the working women will be given maternity leave for one year from the birth of child have been ignored from the study as they are not working). The stress level of the mothers and their coping strategies are observed using the Google forms. The findings of the study shows that the working mothers having more than one children, have studied upto school level and belong to the nuclear family have more stress in their parental role to care their children. The chapter makes a contribution to the body of sociological work on effective coping responses to stress and discrimination. In point of fact, relatively few studies have used the sociological imagination of pregnant and parenting teenagers by not only reporting their lives but also seeking their understanding and attempting to explain their lives in a social context.


Parenting stress, coping strategies and working mothers

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