Working mothers who tends to Better Health
Women who keep their jobs while caring for children who are infants or
preschool were happier and healthier than women who only care for
children and not working.
Mothers who work while raising children is not easy. But it turns out
that working mothers tend to be healthier, especially when children are
very young or not the school.
The results of these studies have been published by the American
Psychological Association December 2011 issue. Researchers have analyzed
data from 1991 from the National Institute for Child Health and Human
Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development.
In this study note that working mothers have less depression levels and
quality to better health overall than mothers who only at home. But this
benefit does not take place until the child enters school.
Researchers revealed that the mother was at home having a social life
that is more isolated than mothers to work, thus increasing the
likelihood of depression and stress due to being at home all day with the
kids. This stress may be somewhat eased when the kids start school than
children who do not attend school.
In addition to these results, the researchers also found a part-time
working mothers tend to provide more learning opportunities in young
children than mothers who stay at home mom and full-time workers.
While the emotional relationship with a spouse are not affected by the
status of working mothers. Level of emotional understanding with the same
partner for mothers who work or who are at home.
These results are based on interviews with 1364 women from Arkansas,
California, Kansas, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin during their childhood. These mothers
reported symptoms of depression and assess the overall health.
Researchers are also considering factors that could affect the outcome
including maternal education and certain personality traits, and this
study also only see welfare in relation to one child only.
"In all cases observed, there was a significant difference in the welfare
of women, such as the conflict between work and family or parents, the
comparison time work part time, full time, or do not work. However, in
many cases well-being of women who work part time are not different from
those working full time, "said Cheryl Buehler, PhD, of the University of
North Carolina at Greensboro as reported from MedicalNewsToday, Wednesday
Child care for 7 days a week can be very tiring. Therefore, it is logical
that women enjoy some time to work, but it also can supplement the family
income. Women who return to work after childbirth will feel the benefits.
Of course, it is not appropriate to compare the types of jobs that have
flexible schedules, has many facilities, and even have an assistant with
the type of work that is not flexible.
Surely a woman who has this type of work schedule flexibility, a lot of
facilities, and have an assistant would be able to balance between her
role as mother and career woman.
Further research is necessary to look at factors such as professional
status, scheduling flexibility, job commitment, and shift schedules.