The purpose of this research was to explore the experiences of progressive mothers of color and their maternal mental health. This study used an exploratory design to examine the experiences of progressive mothers of color. A qualitative method was used to gather in depth interviews on the day-to-day experiences of mothers balancing motherhood and roles outside of the home. The final sample size consisted of 21 participants. The data highlights the challenges progressive mothers face and the effects on their mental health. Specific challenges of intensive mothering and work balance are discussed as well as the impact of societal pressures on progressive motherhood.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Campbell, Venetta|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Social work, Womens studies, Ethnic studies|
|Keywords:||Intensive mothering, Mental health, Motherhood, Progressive mothers, Societal pressure, Women of color|
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