2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 2, PART C
Parenting stress among dual earner families in urban areas of Jammu District
Author(s): Samridhi Arora, Ruchi Thakur and Jyoti
The present research was conducted to study the parenting stress among the dual earner families under various domains i.e. Child Domain, Parent Domain, Life Stress and Total Stress and to compare the Parenting Stress in context of gender and nature of job. The sample for the study comprised of 150 parents i.e. 75 mothers and 75 fathers. The tool used for the present study was Parenting Stress Index Scale (PSI-4). Data was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. The results of the study revealed that majority of mothers had obtained normal scores on various dimensions i.e. Distractibility, Adaptability, Reinforces, Demandingness, Mood and Acceptability on Child Domain than fathers. Parenting stress among parents in Parent Domain implies that majority of fathers had obtained normal scores on various dimensions i.e. Isolation, Attachment, Health, Role Restriction, Depression than Mothers. Life stress scores of fathers were in normal category than mothers. The level of Total Stress was higher in fathers than mothers. Analysis of mean and t- score of parents in context of gender revealed that fathers were having higher mean scores than mothers and highly significant difference was found on various Parenting Stress Domains. The mean scores of mothers who were Private teachers were higher on Child Domain, Parent Domain, Life Stress and Total Stress. It was also found that majority of the fathers who were in Government job had obtained higher mean scores on Child Domain, in context of nature of jobs and there is an insignificant difference found on life stress scores.
How to cite this article:
Samridhi Arora, Ruchi Thakur, Jyoti. Parenting stress among dual earner families in urban areas of Jammu District. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(2):162-165.