Navigating through Covid19- Mothers’ Leadership As Catalyst For Sustainable Development Of the Youth Of Pakistan


  • Ms Seema Khalid Visiting faculty at Department of Public Administration, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi Professor in the Department of Public Administration, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan



Emotional and Psychological Needs, Sustainable Development


Sustainable development and its significance to our future generations is not new to anyone. However, the bay between the knowledge and implementation is yet to be bridged.Covid-19 and its aftermaths are leaving their visible marks on almost all spheres of economy, consequently, the restrictive measures put by the government led to abrupt school closures and absence of social life and called for additional contribution of parents. WHO, UNDP and other global bodies’ reports on the aftermaths of pandemic highlighting the need to meet the emotional and psychological needs of the young children. The situation has intensified the parents’ role in general and mothers in particular, we hypothesize that mothers if use their emotional intelligence can help developing a sustainable youth. The sensitivity and the relative importance led us to use a mixed research design as endorsed by Tashakkori & Teddlie (1998), Greene (2007) and Dorneyi, (2007) who call it “multiple ways of seeing and hearing” (p. 20). This mixed design helped in unearthing the deep-set concepts in the minds of research subjects. Results showed a significant relationship between mother’s EI, and child cognitive development in the form of better interpersonal behaviour and better academic results. Mothers with high EI reported a better relationship with the respective children. In conclusion, these findings support the notion that a mother’s EI could have a significant impact on a child’s cognitive development ultimately leading to a need for future research focusing on Mothers’ EI as a tool for the sustainable development of the youth of Pakistan.


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How to Cite

Khalid, S., & Iraqi, D. K. M. (2022). Navigating through Covid19- Mothers’ Leadership As Catalyst For Sustainable Development Of the Youth Of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 22(1), 121–134.