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| Published: December 28, 2021

Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders among Children of Working and Non-Working Mothers

Shrinkhala Majumdar

Department of Psychology, Indian Institute of Psychology & Research (IIPR), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Elizabeth Jasmine

Department of Psychology, Indian Institute of Psychology & Research (IIPR), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sandhya. S

Department of Psychology, Indian Institute of Psychology & Research (IIPR), Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.180.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.180

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The research study was based on understanding Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders among children of Working and non-working mothers. The independent variable chosen was the work status of the mother whereas, the dependent variable was anxiety scores of their children, to understand the impact of work status on the anxiety developed by the child in various forms as suggested by the Scale. The study findings were consistent with that of, Paulussen‐Hoogeboom et al, (2010), which stated, Parenting behavior as a mediator between young children’s negative emotionality and their anxiety/depression, debating that, paternal autonomy and maternal warmth were both responsible for the child’s anxiety and depression. The aim of the study was, to study the difference in anxiety among children of working and non-working mothers for which scale used was (SCARED)Screen for Children’s Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders. The researcher analyzed 48 children with working mothers and 38 with non-working mothers using independent sample t test using IBM SPSS Version 2.0, based on the results of a 3 point likert scale questionnaire. The researcher hypothesized that there is a significant difference in anxiety among children of working and non working mothers. Hence, there is no significant difference in anxiety among children of working and non working mothers. This further supports that the work status of the mother does not have much of an influence on childhood anxiety.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.180.20210904

10.25215/0904.180

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021