Psychological Well-Being of the Dual Career Women as Function of Work Place Stressors.

  • MBI Omoniyi
Keywords: Dual career women, work place, stressors, psychological well-being


The study focused on workplace factors precipitating stress among dual career women. The subjects were 869 educated working mothers aged between 20 and 60 years and who have a minimum of Nigeria certificate in education (NCE). Research questions and null hypotheses formulated were directed towards issues investigated. The Ex-post-facto research type was employed. The Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) constructed by the researcher was used to obtain information from the subjects. Data collected were subjected to Pearson product moment correlation, Analysis of variance and t-test analysis. The result showed that educated working mothers experience stress in their place of work. There is a significance relationship between job demand, remuneration at work, social relationship at work, attitude to work and stress experienced by the working mothers. A knowledge of the stress factors may enable the dual career women cope positively thereby minimizing the negative effect of stress on their health.

Keywords: Dual career women; work place; stressors; psychological well-being

The Nigerian Journal Of Guidance And Counselling Vol. 12 (1) 2007 pp. 108-116

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