The purpose of this study is to study anxieties of mothers related to their children’s future. Qualitative method was used in order to study anxieties of mothers from different socio-economic levels. Sample of the study participants are 129 mothers living in Istanbul. 32 of those mothers are from upper socio-economic level, 57, from middle socio-economic level and 40, from lower socio-economic level. A half-structured interview form designed by researcher was used as data collection instrument. Descriptive analysis technique was used in interview analysis according to qualitative data analysis. Ä°n the result of the study, anxieties about their children not having a good education, having bad friends, not having a job with which they would be happy, having health problems, not being able to find a good job are frequently observed. All mothers in lower, middle and upper socio-economic groups are anxious about their children having a good education. This was strikingly the leading factor in lower and middle socio-economic groups. Problems are the leading anxiety factor in upper socio-economic group. Mothers in lower socio-economic group did not utter anxiety about their children not maintaining family ties, not realizing their children, having no child, having no social reputation.
Key words: Anxiety, anxiety about future, mothers.
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