TWO FACES OF MOTHERHOOD: AT HOME, IN THE WORKPLACE
 
Sanyal, N., Sinha, S., Calcutta University and Bandyopadhyay, U., Clinical Psychologist, India
 
With the dawn of independence in our country, women have been progressively absorbed into the main streams of economic and social activity. Hence a 'women psyche' has emerged as an interdisciplinary effort to understand the women's role as mother and career women. To probe into this, researches on 'women' are held widely. In the present study it was detected that mothers who work at home are significantly different in certain psychological variables like loneliness (higher in mothers at the workplace), but their coping strategy in terms of general life perspective is more or less similar except in using the defense 'Projection' (higher in mothers at home). Data were collected from 100 mothers working outside and 100 mothers working at home. Analytical interpretations were provided to support the present findings.