Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  2347-8632

ISSN Online :  2454-2652


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Child Care Related Guilt Complex Perceived among Employed Mothers



Address:   Alby C. Baby1, Preeti Mathew2, Bivin Jose B.3, Sudhen Sumesh Kumar4
1Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Morning Star School of Nursing, Adimali, Kerala, India-685561
2Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Mar Baselios College of Nursing, Kothamangalam, Kerala, India-686691
3Mental Health Center, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
4Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University, Harar, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2652.2016.00056.1

ABSTRACT:
A descriptive co-relational study was conducted with an aim to assess the guilt complex of employed mothers towards child care at Ernakulam district, Kerala state, India. Mothers employed in public and private sectors were selected based on the predefined selection criteria. Data was collected using researcher-developed, validated, self administered questionnaire for a period of 5 weeks. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed a high mean guilt complex score among mothers employed in private sectors than who employed in public sectors and having children aged 1-3 years; though this was not statistically significant. A statistically significant association was found between guilt complex and socio demographic variables such as ‘monthly income’ (p=0.001), number of children (p=0.004), hours of work (p=0.001), nature of duty (p=0.004), resumed job after child birth (F=0.493, p=0.004). Increased job-demands and family role conflicts would seriously be considered while formulating mental health care services for the employed women.
KEYWORDS:
Guilt complex, employed mothers
Cite:
Alby C. Baby, Preeti Mathew, Bivin Jose B., Sudhen Sumesh Kumar. Child Care Related Guilt Complex Perceived among Employed Mothers. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2016; 4(3): 254-258.
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