Maternal identity, role satisfaction and employment among first-time mothers

dc.contributor.authorPowell, Elizabeth Cathryn
dc.contributor.committeeChairKashka, Maisie
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBush, Helen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHarrington, Linda
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDrapo, Peggy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMarshall, David
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-06T16:56:08Z
dc.date.available2019-12-06T16:56:08Z
dc.date.issued1990-12
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between employment resumption time, maternal identity and maternal satisfaction was investigated in 43 adult employed first-time mothers. The study used a descriptive correlational design. Maternal identity was measured by the Semantic Differential Scale-Myself as Mother (SD-Self) and maternal satisfaction by the Gratification Checklist (GRAT). Data was analyzed using the Pearson Correlation Coefficient. No significant relationship was found between employment resumption time and maternal identity (r = $-$.1348) or between employment resumption time and maternal satisfaction (r =.1601). Maternal identity was significantly correlated with maternal role satisfaction (r =.5550). Additional analysis revealed that early employment resumption was significantly related to subjects' identifying themselves in careers rather than jobs (r =.2642) and working more hours per week (r =.2586). The correlation between maternal satisfaction and educational level (r = $-$.2211) approached significance at the.077 level indicating that satisfaction was negatively related to educational level. The finding that maternal identity was positively related to work satisfaction (r =.2753) may not be meaningful since the majority of women not satisfied with employment rated themselves as neutral.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/12057
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHealth and environmental sciencesen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciencesen_US
dc.subjectMaternity leaveen_US
dc.titleMaternal identity, role satisfaction and employment among first-time mothersen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Nursingen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US

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