Everyday negotiations of working and new mothering.
Ong, Clara Fong Yan.
Date of Issue2009
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This study analyses the daily negotiation processes of working and mothering roles performed by working mothers in Singapore. In-depth interviews were conducted amongst ten middle-class working mothers in Singapore located via purposive sampling and analysed for this study. The analysis revealed that working mothers reframe their ideas of mothering, where mothering is redefined in ways that necessitate their working roles in order to carry out. On the other hand, these working mothers still persist in conventional mothering techniques where these are arduously carried out though they conflict with the working roles these working mothers have as well. These findings suggest that although the strategies of negotiating working and mothering roles are evident here, traditional mothering ideas are still central to these working mothers in determining their ways of motherhood.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Family, marriage and women
Final Year Project (FYP)