Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the essential structure of the lived experience of working mothers' parenting burden in Korea. Methods: Eight working mothers with young children were interviewed. The Colaizzi analysis of phenomenological research was applied. Results: Seven theme clusters were extracted: a life with constant conflict, sense of guilt, feeling anxious because of lack of information about education for their children, social stigma as a deficient mother, family relationship becoming distant, a life being exhausted, day to day struggle. Conclusion: These results provide an opportunity to have a better understanding of the experiences of working mothers related to parenting their young children. It would also serve as a medium for the formulation of appropriate nursing intervention relevant to burdens of parenthood.
자율성과 독립심이 발달함으로써 주변 환경에 대한 적극적인 탐색과 학습을 시도하지만, 위험에 대한 경험이나 판단이 미숙하여 사고의 위험이 크기 때문
학령전기의 어린 아동은 감각적 경험과 운동 활동을 통하여 사물을 이해하고, 외부 환경에 반응하기 때문에 지속적인 관심이 필요하다. 또한 자율성과 독립심이 발달함으로써 주변 환경에 대한 적극적인 탐색과 학습을 시도하지만, 위험에 대한 경험이나 판단이 미숙하여 사고의 위험이 크기 때문에(Shin et al., 2009), 부모의 역할 긴장과 스트레스를 증가시킨다(Hill, Hawkins, Ferris, & Weitzman, 2001).
아이의 안전을 걱정하여 조직에 몰입하기 어렵거나 심리적 고충이 있으며, 늘 시간이 부족하고 정신적 여유가 없는 불안정한 삶을 경험한다
, 2009), 부모의 역할 긴장과 스트레스를 증가시킨다(Hill, Hawkins, Ferris, & Weitzman, 2001). 특히 어린 아동을 보육시설이나 대리 양육자에게 맡기는 취업모들은 아이의 안전을 걱정하여 조직에 몰입하기 어렵거나 심리적 고충이 있으며, 늘 시간이 부족하고 정신적 여유가 없는 불안정한 삶을 경험한다(Yang & Shin, 2011). 이러한 결과는 한국의 여성 취업률이 20대에는 높게 나타나지만 결혼과 양육이 맞물리는 30대에 떨어졌다가 40대 초반에 다시 높아지는 M자형 구조를 통해서도 짐작할 수 있다.
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