Problem Statement

Problem Statement

There are quite a number of excessive demands needed of fulltime or domestic mothers. Moreover, domestic mothers experience a heavy decision of whether they should stay at home with the children or actively participate in the workforce, as well as a daily range of obstacles differing from their working colleagues (Leonard, 2001; Ex & Janssens, 2000). Specifically, the emotional and psychological well-being of full time mothers is often strained (Gronbech, 2000; Franzblau, 2002). In deciding to follow a life path, it is important for people in understanding the joyful fulfillment, realities, demands, and hardships of domestic women. Such understanding alert people that problems are unavoidable, and they should be considered. This research intends to generate such understanding.

Study Objectives

Main objective

The aim of the study is to investigate from a qualitative outlook the dynamics that are part and parcel of domestic mothers moving from the workforce.

Specific Objectives

  • To understand the process of decision-making involved with domestic mothers.
  • To give a vivid description of realities involved in full-time mothering.
  • To explore the changing conditions of self-concept upon transitioning into domestic motherhood.
  • To examine the alterations on community relationships based on the full transition to domestic motherhood.




The study will be using a qualitative research design. The utilization of qualitative approach with women and their issues affecting them is an ideal strategy since it parallels stereotypical values held in high regard with women (Babbie, 2002). The participants for the study will be sourced from local daycare centers, parenting agencies, and through networking. Interviewing will be used as a method of collecting data. In addition, open coding will be used in analyzing data into constructs.



Babbie, E. (2002). The Basics of Social Research. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning.

Ex, C., & Janssens, J. (2000). Young Females’ Images of Motherhood. Sex Roles, 43(11/12), 865-890.

Franzblau, S., H. (2002). Deconstructing Attachment Theory: Naturalizing the Politics of Motherhood. In L. H., Collins, M. R., Dunlap, & J., G., Chrisler, (Eds.), Charting a New Course for Feminist Psychology. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers/Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.

Gronbech, D. (2000). Recycling the Past: Perspectives on Women, Households and Resource Management among Early 20th Century Fisher/Farmers in North Norway. Women’s Studies International Forum, 23(3), 355-361.

Leonard, M. (2001). Old Wine in New Bottles? Women Working Inside and Outside the Household. Women’s Studies International Forum, 24(1), 67-78.