STRESS AND SOCIAL SUPPORT AS PREDICTORS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL-WELL BEING OF WORKING MOTHERS IN NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

  • JOY UCHE NZENWEAKU University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • JOSHUA AKINOLA University of Nigeria Nsukka
  • CHINONSO OKORO University of Nigeria Nsukka
Keywords: Psychological well-being, social support, working mothers, stress

Abstract

The Psychological well-being of humans is an important area of interest. The present study, therefore examined the role of stress and social support on the psychological well- being of working mothers in Nsukka urban, in Enugu State of Nigeria. Respondents were 200 females drawn from Nsukka, in Enugu State. The average respondent’s age was 25-50 years. The Perceived Stress Scale, Social Support Scale and Psychological well-being scale were the instruments administered for the study. Hierarchical multiple regression was used in analyzing the data. It was found that stress predicted psychological wellbeing among working mothers (β= -.12, P <.01). Social support also significantly predicted psychological wellbeing among working mothers (β= .28, P <.05). Management, administrators, clinicians and psychologists at workplace level should foster a social support networks which may help working mothers improve their ability to face the challenges they encounter in their jobs and also maintain their overall well-being. In conclusion, when women are stressed up and without enough support in their work place or at home, they tend to have poor Psychological wellbeing.

Author Biographies

JOY UCHE NZENWEAKU, University of Nigeria Nsukka

Department of Psychology

JOSHUA AKINOLA, University of Nigeria Nsukka

Department of Psychology

CHINONSO OKORO, University of Nigeria Nsukka

Department of Psychology

Published
2020-05-19
How to Cite
NZENWEAKU, J., AKINOLA, J., & OKORO, C. (2020). STRESS AND SOCIAL SUPPORT AS PREDICTORS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL-WELL BEING OF WORKING MOTHERS IN NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA. Journal of Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 3(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/JPCPR/article/view/1079
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