Exploring The Challenges Of Malay-Muslim Single Fathers

Jamayah, Saili and Muhamad Nor Syakirin, Muhamad Sa’ad (2016) Exploring The Challenges Of Malay-Muslim Single Fathers. In: Proceedings of International Seminar on Professional Counselling, Hilton, Kuching. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Despite the relatively high degree of research among single mothers in Malaysia, there remains lack of research on issues and challenges faced by the single fathers. Fathers are by far the increasing sub group in the community, yet little is known about single fathers experience. The rise in the number of divorce is seen as being among the most significant change to have affected single parenting. Drawing on in-depth qualitative interviews with five Malay Muslim single fathers, a cultural definition of being single father, the researcher argues that further work is needed to consider the viewpoints on being single father which may have specific meanings in comparisons with other context and culture. The analysis of this in-depth interview yielded that the single fathers’ experience were marked by challenge in term of financial and family care.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Single fathers, Challenges, Coping strategy, Support system, Malay-Muslim, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Jamayah bt Saili
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 08:07
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 08:07
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/14308

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