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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 185) Last page : ( 190)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00038.6

The Perception of Children Regarding their Mother's Employment in Selected School, Ernakulam.

Ms. John Stephy1,*, Mrs. Antony Regina2

1II Year MSc, Nursing Student, Child Health Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS, Kochi

2Asst. Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS, Kochi

*Corresponding Author Email: stephyjohn2012@gmail.com

Online published on 23 June, 2017.

Abstract

A descriptive study on the perception of children regarding their mother's employment in selected school was conducted with the objectives to (1) ddetermine the perception of children regarding their mother's employment (2) findout the association between perception of children regarding mother's employment and selected demographic variables. The design used for the study was descriptive research design. The mother's employment is a multidimensional variable that has a differential impact on children depending on the number of hours a mother works, her job description, job stability and role satisfaction.

Materials and Methods

The study sample size was 100 subjects of 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th classes who met the inclusion criteria. Convenience sampling technique was used. The data were collected using (5-point likert scale) semi-structured questionnaire on child's perception regarding mother's employment.

Results

Overall 96(96%) subjects had good perception, 4(4%) of subjects with moderate perception regarding mother's employment. There were no subjects with poor perception. Regarding child's perception based on gender and ordinal level of class shows that both male and female subjects were 9(100.0%) and 11(100.0%) from 6th standard with good perception. Male 9(100.0%) and female 9(81.8%) were from 7th standard with good perception and female 9(100.0%) and male 20(95.2%) from 8th standard had good perception. Male 11(100.0%) and female 18(94.7%) from 9th standard had good perception. There were no subjects from 6th standard with moderate perception. Female 2(18.2%) from 7th standard had moderate perception. Male 1(4.8%) from 8th standard had moderate perception, female 1(5.3%) from 9th standard had moderate perception about their mother's employment. There were no subjects with poor perception based on gender and ordinal level of class. Based on child's perception with ordinal level of class shows majority 100% of subjects were from 6th standard with good perception and minority 3% of subjects were from 8th and 9th standard with moderate perception. There were no subjects who had poor perception. There was no significant association between child's perception on mother's employment and selected demographic variables.

Discussion

The study concluded that the perception of children is unaffected by the mothers work period because in the present study findings, majority of the subjects had good perception on mother's employment.

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Keywords

ME-Mother's employment, POC-Perception of Children, GP-Good Perception, MP-Moderate Perception, PP-Poor Perception.

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