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| Published: July 25, 2019

Impact of Housemaids on Social and Emotional Development of Children of Working Mothers in Lahore

Fatima Moazzam

Student, Department of Psychology, Kinnaird College for women, Lahore, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

, Zara Haroon

Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Kinnaird College for women, Lahore, Pakistan Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.006/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.006

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to explore the lived experiences of working mothers whose children are raised by housemaids. For this study four semi-structured interviews were conducted. The sample was collected through purposive sampling technique. After collecting and transcribing the data, Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used for the analysis of data. The research highlighted six superordinate themes that were organized to make a model of experiences of working mothers. The highlighted superordinate themes included were Maid A Necessity, Distribution of responsibilities, Multiple Consequences (Issues of trust, Abuse, Ethical concern, Hygiene issues, Influence on Language, Behavioural Problems, & Social and emotional changes. Implications of the research for educationists and developmental psychologists are discussed.

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Fatima Moazzam @ zara.haroon@kinnaird.edu.pk

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.006/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.006

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 3, July-September, 2019

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