The present study was undertaken to investigate role stress among adolescents of employed and unemployed mothers. The sample of the study consisted of 200 adolescent students from both the private and public secondary schools of Amritsar, India. Equal number of students were taken from year level 9 and 11. Bisht Battery of Stress Scales (BBSS) was used to measure role stress among students. The analysis of the data revealed that no significant difference exists in the level of role stress among boys and girls of both employed and unemployed mothers, that is, level of role stress is independent of gender and employment status of mothers. The study fills the gap in the literature by underscores the usefulness of role theory for explaining role stress among adolescents of both employed and unemployed mothers. Furthermore, adolescents’ role relationships should be the focus of intervention and prevention to promote their healthy psychosocial development. Findings are discussed in the light of previous literature. Theoretical and empirical implications of findings and directions for future research are also discussed.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2020)

  • Date of Conference: 23-25 November 2020
  • DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2020.0016
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-22-8
  • Conference Location: London, UK