Influence of Family Commitment on the level of Maternal Conflict Experienced by Educated Stay-at-home Mothers.
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Anyama, S. C.
Counselling Association of Nigeria
The study investigated the influence of family commitment on the level of maternal conflict experienced by educated stay-at-home mothers in Lagos state, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The sample consisted of 150 educated mothers comprising 75 working mothers and 75 stay-at-home mothers drawn from Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) meetings of 2 selected Private Nursery and Primary schools in Ikeja, Ibeju-Lekki and Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Areas of Lagos State. A research hypothesis was formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Three (3p research instruments were used to generate data for the study namely: Personal Data Questionnaire (PDQ), Family Commitment Questionnaire (FCQ) and Maternal Conflict Questionnaire (MCQ). Data generated were analyzed using descriptive, Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and protected 1-test comparison. The findings show that stay-at-home mothers with high family commitment significantly have lower maternal conflict than those with low family commitment, thus, there is a significant influence of family commitment on the level of maternal conflict experience by educated stay-at-home mothers. It is recommended that counselors should help educated stay-at- home mothers realize that validation for staying at home must come from within through some coping strategies such as reality therapy and cognitive restructuring in order to enhance their proper adjustment to staying at home.
Family commitment , Maternal conflict , Educated stay-at-home , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Anyama, S.C (2016a). Influence of Family Commitment on the level of Maternal Conflict Experienced by Educated Stay-at-home Mothers. The Counsellor. 35(1 & 2) 316-313. Nigeria.