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Consequences of the employment time of working mothers on family members in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Home Science and Management, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 9, Issue (1), Pages 1-5, January,14 (2020)

Abstract

This study investigated the consequences of the employment time of working mothers on family members in Makurdi Metropolis of Benue State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to identify the challenges faced by working mothers in Makurdi Metropolis and to identify the consequences of the employment time of working mothers on family members. Two research questions guided the study. Mean and standard deviation were used for answering the research questions. The study employed survey design. The population was 327 female bankers, the sample size was118. Purposive sampling technique was used. Questionnaire was used for data collection. Based on the findings the challenges faced by working mothers were high stress load (3.73) and neglect of their husbands′ sexual need (3.72). The consequences of the employment time of working mothers on family members were: working mothers spent less time with their family members (3.73) and little attention is given to the children due to the stress experienced at work (3.63).The following were recommended: Marriage counselors should enlighten working mothers on how to manage stress, which when reduced will help them become less fatigued and helps them satisfy their husbands′ sexual needs. Home economists that are time managers should help working mothers develop appropriate plans, which will help them with the proper management of their time. This will improve the quality of time spent with their children.

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