Child Rearing Practices Among Women In Police Profession

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Social work, Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore : 18

2 Professor and Head, Department of Social work,Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore : 18


Child rearing is an important task in the family institution, every child’s entire personality is developed at home especially by the primary care giver i.e., mother. The mother and social environment has an influence on the development of speech, and the intellectual potential of small child. The presence of working mothers at home with children have decreased since time spent at work to fulfil their job requirements have increased. The exclusive career as police the respondents who are married women with children are brought into limelight to understand the tempo and tension of their child rearing process. The term work holds the responsibility of all the above descriptions, thus with this work profile the women police personnels have to maintain their life and bring up their children positively.
The researcher has adopted Diagnostic research design for the present study. The universe of the study is married women with children in police profession in Coimbatore district. A sample size of 320 married women with children in different police stations of Coimbatore district were taken purposively for this study.
In the present study most of the mothers with children are young in their age, therefore in their work as well as in Child rearing practices they struggle a lot. It was found that professional details such as designation and shift work have significant association with Child Rearing Practices There was significant difference among age of the respondents with Child Rearing Practices. Higher the age of the respondents (51 years and above) good the Child Rearing Practice score (Mean = 48). Hence among the Professional details variables cope up shift work was chosen to be the predictor variable of Child Rearing Practices.