IMPACT OF MOTHER'S CAREER ON CHILD REARING AMONG WORKING MOTHERS IN NIGERIA

PROPOSAL 1.1 Background to the Study Research suggests that many working women experience significant emotional distress during the child-rearing years. For example, epidemiological research has indicated that one in five women experience a depressive episode at some point in the lifespan (Goodman & Gotlib, 2002), and additional research suggests that child-rearing may pose unique challenges to women’s mental health. More studies point towards career having the potential to affect the adjustment and functioning of all family members, particularly children. Indeed, children who are exposed to the nature of their mothers’ work are at increased risk for the development of a wide range of adjustment problems, including externalizing behaviors and internalizing symptoms (Essien and Bassey, 2012). Given the high rate of maternal depressive due to their career as well as more general emotional distress in workplace, many children may thus be at risk for adjustment problems. Career and child training are the two most important aspects in working mothers’ lives and, contrary to the initial belief that they are distinct parts of life, these domains are closely related (Ford, Heinen, & Langkamer, 2007). A significant amount of researches have concluded that working mothers face career-child rearing conflict (Ajiboye, 2008). Career-child rearing conflict is primarily caused by excessive work demands and predicts negative family outcomes in children, whereas family-work conflict is primarily determined by family demands and predicts negative work outcomes (Adebola, 2005). Important to this study is how career affect child rearing practices among working mothers in Nigeria. OTHERS  REMOVED, BUY THE COMPLETE WORK (N5000) 1.2 Statement of the Problem  REMOVED, BUY THE COMPLETE WORK (N5000) 1.3 Research Questions i. Is there any relationship between mothers’ career and child rearing? ii. Is there any relationship between mothers’ career and psychosocial behavior in children? iii. What effect does mothers’ career have on emotional adjustment of children? iv. What effect does mothers’ career have on cognitive development of children? 1.4 Research Purpose The general purpose of the present study is to investigate the relationship between career and child rearing practices among working mothers in South Senatorial District of Edo State. More specifically, the objectives of the study are to: i. Investigate the relationship between mothers’ career and child rearing practices; ii. Examine the relationship between mothers’ career and psychosocial behavior in children iii. Analyse the direct effects of mothers’ career on emotional adjustment of children iv. Analyse the direct effects of mothers’ career

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