Work Integration on the Family Life of Professional Working Mothers
1Chona Pajarillo Agustin, DPA
The influx of industrial revolution created many changes in society, in the family and the family life. The advent of industrialization coupled with the global economic and social development created rapid changes in the cultural setting. Many activities traditionally performed by the family and the woman in the home have been inevitably superseded by the introduction of labor-saving machines or technologically aided tools thus providing the woman with time to engage in full part-time jobs outside the home. This study focuses on the professional working mothers in a rural setting specifically seeking to identify their personal and work profile and describe their family life as well the effects of their employment and/or the practice of their profession on the different aspects of their family life. A sample of 180 professional working mothers who have at least one or two children and have resided in the place for at least three years were taken as the primary sources of data for the study. A descriptive normative method of research was used. Utilizing the data gathered from the respondents, results of this study showed that the respondents’ career beneficially affect their family life in all aspects in the sense that the career serves as a deciding factor for them to plan their families. Considering the needs of time, having working mothers leaving their homes every day to spend the day at their workplace is but a common and natural. This study proved that there are advantages and benefits being derived in having professional wives in terms of the different dimensions mentioned in this study. However, it is important for the professional working mothers to grow professionally and personally by ensuring graduate courses and must possess the skill of proper time and resource management to promote smooth family relations.
Professional Working Mothers, Family Life, Dual Career Family, Career Women, Descriptive-Normative Method, Parent-teacher Association (PTA)