Effect of Coping Strategies on the Balancing of Home and Work Responsibilities of the Working Mother in the Banking Sector
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Faculty of Education, University of Lagos: Lagos Education Review
Adult education is interested in any practice that helps to make the adult more effective in the dispensation of their basic duties. The study looked at coping methods of working mothers in the banking industry. It surveyed the opinion of 125 purposefully selected female bank workers who were also parents, and found that there were various factors militating against the delivery of their expected work and domestic roles. They have had to develop individual coping mechanisms, especially considering the ‘Lagos Factor’. The questionnaire, containing a bio-data section and the second part a cluster of items to be ranked according to their importance, was used to gather qualitative data and the descriptive statistics used to present the results of the ranking. The study documented popular coping mechanisms among working mothers who were bankers. It was suggested that bank employers need to also encourage working mothers with more incentives in order to make them more effective, and to help in maintaining the family structure. Family counseling, among others, was also suggested as a method of helping to equip the working mothers to develop effective coping strategies.
Banking sector , Working mother , Coping strategies , Domestic role
Bakare, T.V. (2013). Effect of Coping Strategies on the Balancing of Home and Work Responsibilities of the Working Mother in the Banking Sector. Lagos Education Review, 13(1). Faculty of Education, University of Lagos.