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Life satisfaction among Parents and Non-Parents

Peavoy, Natalie (2021) Life satisfaction among Parents and Non-Parents. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The main aim of this study was to investigate how parents and non-parents evaluate their life satisfaction. The study was conducted from a qualitative analysis approach which consisted of eight Female participants, four of which were parents and four of which were non-parents. The study also investigated the societal pressures on parental status. Four key themes were identified which were the following, overall security, self-fulfilment, social expectations, and education. Life satisfaction appeared to be consistent in all participants which showed slightly different results from previous studies, however all participants experienced an extraordinary amount of social pressure which was consistent with previous research. This study is important to an Irish population due to housing and financial support provided, the gender pay gap, equality, and infertility. The conclusion that can be draw from this study is that life satisfaction appears to be consistent in both parents and non-parents, however Ireland appears to show much pressure within society on parental status, with non-parents feeling much social pressure to become parents and parents feeling pressure to have a certain number of children, gender of children, and age range of children.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2021 13:42
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 15:46
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4963

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