母親が「先生」であることによる母子関係への影響 : 小中学校教員の子どもに着目して
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Impact on mother-child relationships on the female children of mothers working as teachers: a study of the children of elementary and junior high school teachers
The increasingly busy workloads of teachers have been identified as posing particular difficulties in the compatibility between teaching and child rearing. Teaching while child-rearing is considered to be particularly difficult for female teachers. Although it is not solely a mother’s responsibility to balance the roles of teacher and parent, children may be affected by a parent’s heavy teaching workload. The current study examined the influence of the mother’s teaching job on their children. We conducted a qualitative analysis of children’s occupation-related experience, particularly among female children, who are considered to be most strongly affected by their mothers. The results revealed that female children whose mothers were teachers reported various occupation-related influences on their recognition as individuals (e.g., my mother cannot fulfill her mother role because of her teaching job), recognition in the mother-child relationship (e.g., teacher-like mothers), and social recognition (e.g., experiences of being treated differently because they were the child of a teacher).