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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : (226) Last page : (232)
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Stress and Psychological Well-Being among Single Parents 

Krutika Chanda1* and Lata Pujar2

1Ph.D Scholar, 2Professor and Head,
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science, University of Agricultural Science, Dharwad -580005
*Corresponding Author E-mail: kruti.zooni@gmail. com
Received: 4.07.2018  |  Revised: 11.08.2018   |  Accepted: 18.08.2018  



Single parenting is a situation in which one of the two individuals either mother or father is solely responsible for the upbringing of their children. Thus the study was undertaken with an objective to know the problems, general stress and psychological well-being of the single parents. The data was collected from two villages of Dharwad taluk during the year 2017-18. The samples comprised of 15 single mothers from each village who were randomly selected. Total the sample comprised of 30 single mothers. The criterion for selecting the single mothers was they should have at least one child/ children age ranged from 6-18 years. The data was collected by using general information schedule regarding personal information and problem faced by the single mothers, SES status was collected using socio-economic status scale developed by Agaarwal et. al., (2005),General Stress Inventory by Ivancevich and Matteson (1980) and Ryff Scales of Psychological Well-Being developed by Tricia (2005). The results indicated that majority of the single mothers expressed about the death of the spouse (53.33 %) was the main reason for single mothers followed by divorce (26.66%) and separation     (20 %). Single mothers expressed that parents (66.66%) and children (33.33 %) were the support system. About 50 per cent reported that they had added responsibility after being single and 86.66 per cent had financial problem. The single mothers reported average general stress (90%) and psychological well-being (86.70%) and there was significant association and relationship of SES with general stress and psychological well being.

Key words: Single Parent, Stress, Psychological Well-Being and Single mothers

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Cite this article: Chanda, K. and Pujar, L., Stress and Psychological Well-Being among Single Parents, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(4): 226-232 (2018). doi: