Taiwan mothers mostly happy, but burdened by child-rearing: poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/03
By: Hsu Chih-wei and Christie Chen

Taipei, May 3 (CNA) Mothers in Taiwan are mostly happy, but many are burdened by child-39197055rearing duties and do not have someone to turn to when they face difficulties in raising their children, according to a poll released Tuesday.

The poll, conducted by the Child Welfare League Foundation ahead of Mother’s Day, showed that 69.2 percent of the respondents “highly agree” or “agree” that they are happy mothers, while 12.7 percent “somewhat agree” with that statement.

A total of 14.1 percent of the respondents “highly disagree,” “disagree” or “somewhat disagree” that they are happy mothers, while 4.1 percent had no opinion on the subject, according to the poll.

Meanwhile, 46.6 percent of mothers always or often think that they are not competent enough to handle the task of child-rearing, while 16.7 percent occasionally felt this way and 36.7 percent never had this feeling, poll results showed.

The poll also showed that 31 percent of mothers feel a high level of stress in raising their children; 43.2 percent feel a moderate level of stress; and 25.9 percent experience a low level of stress.     [FULL  STORY]

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