Role conflict, parenting styles and stress among employed mothers in Makindye Division, Kampala District
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The study examined Role Conflict, Parenting Style and Stress among employed mothers in Makindye Division, Kampala District. Three objectives were used to achieve the purpose of the study, namely; to examine the influence of role conflict on parenting style; to investigate the influence of role conflict on stress levels and to establish the influence of role conflict and parenting style on stress levels among employed mothers. The study was cross-sectional in nature using a sample of 145 respondents’ selecting employed mothers in Makindye Division, Kampala district. Standard questionnaires were used to collect quantitative data. Collected data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) Version 23. The findings revealed that role conflict significantly influence parenting styles, role conflict significantly influence stress levels and a combination of role conflict and parenting styles scientifically influence stress levels. Following the findings, the study concluded that employed mothers’ parenting roles are significantly affected by juggling work and family roles. Finally, the study recommends provision and seeking professional help. The study further recommends policies favoring working mothers. Finally, the study recommends psychologist to tailor interventions appropriate for the working mothers.