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The Impact of Working and Non-Working Mother on Their Child’S Nutritional Status, and Academic Performance (7-12 Years) |

Seema Mittal, Dr. Kalpana Sharma, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Theresearch is based on the studies showing that working mother play a dual roleboth at home and at the work place any differently than that of a nonworkingmother. So the purpose of the study was to discover if working mothers impacttheir children, nutritionally and academically any differently than that of anonworking mother. The objectives of the present study were, to assess theeating pattern of selected sample population, to study the impact on child’snutrition and academic performance of the selected sample population. School ofNoida, was selected for the data collection of 100 children, between 7-12 yearswere selected. From the 100 samples, 50 children working mother and 50 childrennon-working mother. An interview schedule was prepared for the collection ofthe data. The information on anthropometric measurement of children, foodconsumption pattern, dietary and nutrient intake and Academic performance ofthe samples was collected. The result shows that children of working motherhave good nutritional status while we compare this with non-working mother.This is because to overcome the guilt of remaining out from the home they givetheir children more of quality time and make sure that their child eats onlythe nutritional food apart from junk. Performance of the children ofnon-working mother in studies was good in comparison to children of workingmother the reason behind this is because working mother has less time to devotetowards their studies due to their work load visa-versa working mother goes outfor their job their command over the language, their presence of mind andsocialized skills are good which they deliver to their children, children ofworking mother are good in their language, thinking and social skills ascompare to the children of non-working mother.