Effect of Stress and Anxiety on General Life Satisfaction among Working Mothers in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State Nigeria
This study was designed to examine to examine the relationship between stress, anxiety and general life satisfaction of working mothers using survey design. One hundred working mothers were used for this research (Not below the age of 17). The working mothers responded to a questionnaire containing anxiety rating scale, satisfaction rating scale, satisfaction with life scale and perceived stress scale using multiple regression and Pearson correlation analysis. The data findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between perceived stress and life satisfaction (r (98) = .289, <.01). In the one hand, and significant negative relationship between anxiety and life satisfaction of working mothers on the other hand (r (98) = -.22, p<.05). Also stress significantly predicted life satisfaction of working mothers (t (98) = 2.84, p <.01). Ditto anxiety (t (98) = -2.07, p<.05). And both stress and anxiety had significant joint prediction of life satisfaction of working mothers (f (98) = 6.76, p<.01). Findings were discussed in relation to existing literature on stress, anxiety and psychological factors relating to life satisfaction of working mothers.
Stress, Anxiety, Working Mothers, Life Satisfaction, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
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