work and family stress course for mothers ;
not surprise many people to learn that being a new mom with work is very stressful but researchers WA have determined that this high level of stress remains constant during the first eight years of life of their children.
The research, which involves Telethon Institute children, measured mothers ‘work-family conflict and psychological distress at intervals of two years from the time their children were 0-1 up to 8 -9 years old.
Contrary to expectations, the researchers found these stressors not diminish as the children grew, but remained relatively constant.
“might have been expected that, as mothers gain more experience in being both a parent and an employee who cope better with their work-family conflict over time,” says Professor Stephen Zubrick Telethon.
“Or that the negative interaction between work-family conflict and psychological distress would be either enhanced by or confined to a specific stage of the life cycle.
“In contrast, we found that labor conflicting roles and family showed a similar adverse impact on the welfare of mothers so when their children were young, preschoolers and school-age.”
a mother’s age, job satisfaction, family size and rich or poor family did little to change this.
Instead, the researchers concluded that parents always face new and different challenges.
For example, mothers replaces the need to spend long hours caring for babies in the early days with part-time work when their children get a little more.
Once they arrive school age , women not only tend to increase their hours of part-time, but have to deal with the hours of strict class and make children activities and sports creation of new sources of stress.
However, the situation of each is different.
Researchers found older mothers and those with more money had less psychological distress but more work-family conflict.
“This may be due to older mothers being more advanced in their career who therefore have associated increased responsibilities and hours of work,” says Professor Zubrick.
“As they progress mothers at work, they may face ongoing complexity in managing the demands of work and family, which may not be fully compatible with the resources available to them from inside and outside the place of work.”
If it is not resolved, could harm your health-mental and their children.
Prof Zubrick says the study highlights the need for companies to have policies to support all mothers, not just those with newborns, including better family leave and flexible hours.
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