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maternal

[mə′tərn·əl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or related to a mother.
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In this maternalistic relationship, the maids are not the only ones who perform emotional labor but also the mistresses.
Because building a good relationship shapes job satisfaction, helpers in this study are open to maternalistic relationship and rarely resist emotional labor manifested by domestic workers in the US, for instance.
The "part of the family" ideology, material support, and control of the helper's life are reinforced by the Filipino system of obligation, utang na loob, which sustains the maternalistic relationship between mistress and maid.
Socially, mistresses can be "blamed" for "public misbehavior" of their workers, another extension of the maternalistic system.
Notice that the mistress is extending her maternalistic practice to act as a parent, in order to avoid another future "bad experience" for her household.
The mistress' maternalistic styles toward her domestic worker range from positive reinforcement to exploitative control.
In situations like this, the mistress frequently uses positive reinforcement, maternalistic style in which the employer tries to appear more benevolent than other employers by offering incentives such as a salary increase, a paid vacation leave, a bonus, or gifts.
Without maternalistic relations, the above-incentives are missing.
This paper has also examined three maternalistic styles.
It also operates in the other three interaction patterns, but the maternalistic styles vary because some factors like age, ethnicity, and education come into play in mistress-maid dynamics.