Author: Sara Nawaz Bajwa
Supervisor: Ms. Afsheen Masood
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
This research aimed to investigate the parenting stress and hopelessness among mothers in prison. It was hypothesized that there was a positive relationship between parenting stress and hopelessness among mothers in prison. Ex-post facto research design was used to conduct the present study. In order to collect the data, purposive sampling technique was used. The sample for the current study was taken from the central jail, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore, Pakistan. The sample size consisted of 50 mothers in prison. The data was collected with due permission from Inspector General of prisoners from the central jail, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore, Pakistan. Tool that was used for this current research was Parenting Stress Scale of Judy Berry (1995) that is translated into Urdu language with the due permission of Judy Berry. Another self-constructed tool was used for research purpose that was the scale of hopelessness for mothers in prison. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and ANOVA analyses were applied to analyze the data. The results indicated that parenting stress increased with the increase of hopelessness among mothers in prison.
Keywords: Parenting Stress, Hopelessness, Prison
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