WELCOME TO THE
LIFE SATISFACTION AMONG
EMPLOYED MOTHERS IN THE
SELECTED ORGANISATIONS OF
• Life satisfaction is widely considered to be
central aspect of human welfare and is not
merely a judgment about one’s life.
• For it is widely thought to involve
affirming, endorsing, appreciating or being
pleased with one’s life.1
• Life satisfaction is defined as “a global
assessment of a person’s quality of life
according to his or her chosen criteria.”
• Satisfaction of life depends not only on
what people have, but on criteria that people
choose themselves and how they judge their
• The criteria and reference standards are a
personal choice and there largely influenced
by social, cultural and religious traditions of
Rationale for the study
• Women comprise more than half of the
national population of our country.
• Hence the development of any country is
inseparably linked with the status of
development of women.2
• More over when a women become a mother
her responsibility is added up.
• Mothers who are working are not happy
leaving their child at such young age. They
feel guilty and anxious and their anxiety is
transmitted to the child. The mother will
phone ten times a day to find out what is
happening and try to give instructions
over the phone. This can make the whole
family develop neurotic tendencies.4
It, therefore, becomes the role and
responsibility of scholars, educationists,
socialists, media and voluntary agencies also to
act as catalyst, an agent of change to cause
stir in the minds of men and storm in the
minds of women.
• The investigators from experience had
seen more working mothers aged
between 20 and 60 years were finding
difficulty in coping up with work family
conflict due to stress. They are
following defective coping strategies in
dealing with work family conflict. So
there is a need to assess life
• To assess the life satisfaction among the
• To assess the association between life
satisfaction and selected socio-demographic
• To compare the life satisfaction among the
employed mothers in the selected
• There is no significant association between
the life satisfaction and the selected sociodemographic variables.
• There is no significant difference between
the life satisfaction among the working
mothers of the selected organisations.
• Independent variable
Age of mother
Type of family
No. of children
Occupation of the
– Hours of work
– Occupation of
– Life satisfaction
• Age of mother:
– completed years in the last birthday.
• Educational status:
– Upto SLC
– Bachelor and above
• Type of family:
• Family income
• Working hours:
- Per week
Life satisfaction:In this study life satisfaction
refers to the overall satisfaction enjoyed in life by
women in the context of their multiple role
performances which is assessed by modified life
• Selected organisations: It refers to BPKIHS and
all the secondary level schools of Dharan
Operatinol def. Cont…
• Employed mothers: Employed mother
refers to those who are currently working
as a nursing staffs in BPKIHS and those
mothers working as a teacher in the
• A study conducted by Jan M in Kashmir
India depicts that women have average
level of life satisfaction at all age levels.
It is found that with an increase in age,
the overall life satisfaction decreases;
whereas, with an increase in personal
income, the over all life satisfaction
increases. Moreover, with an increase in
family income, the over all life satisfaction
of women also increases.1
• A study conducted by mameen S
showed that nearly two thirds of the
rural mothers were satisfied in their
• Research design
– Descriptive cross-sectional
• Study area
– BPKIHS and selected secondary level
schools of Dharan
– All the employed mothers working in the
schools and as a nursing staff in BPKIHS .
• Sample size: 100
• Sampling technique
– Population proportionate simple random
• Inclusion criteria
– Who are available during the period of
– Those with full time employment in the
organisation for a minimum period of 12
• Exclusion criteria
– Who are single mother.
– Those who are having any illness
(physical and mental)
Self developed life satisfaction
questionnaire based on literature review.
• Technique of data collection:
self administered semi-structured
– Each domain containing 6 items including
2 negative items in each domains.
• The scale regarding life satisfaction
comprises 24 items under 5 responses i.e.,
strongly agree, Agree, neither, disagree,
strongly disagree coded as 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
respectively for positive items and 1, 2, 3,
4, 5 respectively for negative items.
• High level of life satisfaction- 91
• Average level of life satisfaction- 61
• Low level of life satisfaction- 31 to
The tool will be translated to nepali
version by the experts and again
translated to english version.
– Content validity will be maintained by
taking feedbacks from various experts
of different fields.
– Pilot study will be done prior to the main
Descriptive statistics will be used to explain
about the variables.
Inferential statistics (Chi Square test) will
be used to show the association between
• Permission from the concerned authorities will
be obtained. An informed consent will be
obtained from the research subject. The
information obtained will be kept confidential
and will be used for research purpose only.
• Since the study will be done from the
selected organisation it cannot be
generalised to the employed mothers of
the other organisations.
Construction of tool
Stationary, printing and
1. Jan, M., Masood, T.(2008, vol 2, issue 1).An Assessment
of Life Satisfaction among Women. International Journal
for Studies on Home and Community Science.
2. Melies, A.L.,Douglas, M.K., Eribes, C., Shih, F.,
Messias, D.K.,(1996). Employed Mexican women as
mothers and partners: valued, empowered and
overloaded. Journal of Advanced nursing ;23:82-90.
3. Singh,Y.G.(Feb 2012;volIII).ISSUE-29.Life Satisfaction
of School Teacher in relation to General
Demography.International Referred Research Journal,
ISSN- 0975-3486, RNI-RAJBIL 2009/30097.
4. Basavaraj,A.U.(2010).Unpublished dessertation protocol.
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