Sense of Mother Calling in Child rearing and Child Psychological Wellbeing: A Mediating Model Analysis


Hakim Khan Haqyar
Ehsanullah Bayan
Shafiqullah Rahmani
Abdolzahra Naami


Background: An increasing body of research highlights the significant role of calling in work and career domains. Nevertheless, very little correlational research has shown positive outcomes of parent sense of calling in child rearing context. To fulfill this gap, this study aimed to test the relationship between mother calling in child rearing and children’s psychological well-being by mediating psychological well-being and satisfaction with being mothers of women teachers in Jalalabad Afghanistan.
Materials and Methods: The study participants included 250 mothers and 250 of their children who were selected by random sampling. The Questionnaires for mothers used in this study were: Subjective Sense of Calling in child rearing, Psychological Well-Being, and Parental Satisfaction. Children also completed the Psychological Well-Being. Methods for analyzing the data were: Bivariate correlation analysis, structural equation modelling for model fit indices, direct effect of the variables, and process macro bootstrapping for the indirect effect of variables.
Findings: The findings of this research showed the designed model had an excellent model fit. The direct path between women's sense of calling in child rearing and children psychological well-being, between mother psychological well-being and children psychological well-being. Between mother satisfaction with being mother and children psychological well-being were positive and significant as p < 0.05. Also, this research showed the indirect effects of mother calling mediated by psychological wellbeing and satisfaction with being of mothers on children psychological wellbeing are positive and significant.
Conclusion: The results suggested that in order to increase child psychological well-being, women should become more familiar with their role as calling in child rearing context.


Mother Calling, Psychological wellbeing, Maternal Satisfaction


How to Cite
Haqyar, H. K., Bayan, E., Rahmani, S., & Naami, A. (2023). Sense of Mother Calling in Child rearing and Child Psychological Wellbeing: A Mediating Model Analysis. NUIJB, 2(01), 56–69. Retrieved from (Original work published March 5, 2023)


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