Parenting stress and coping skils among single fathers and single mothers in east coast Peninsular Malaysia: A comparative study / Madihah Mohamad Shukri, Azlina Abu Bakar @ Mohd and Raja Zirwatul Aida Raja Ibrahim

Mohamad Shukri, Madihah and Abu Bakar @ Mohd, Azlina and Raja Ibrahim, Raja Zirwatul Aida (2004) Parenting stress and coping skils among single fathers and single mothers in east coast Peninsular Malaysia: A comparative study / Madihah Mohamad Shukri, Azlina Abu Bakar @ Mohd and Raja Zirwatul Aida Raja Ibrahim. In: STSS 2004 : Prosiding Seminar Kebangsaan Sains Teknologi & Sains Sosial / Jilid 2 : Sains Sosial, 31 Mei – 1 Jun 2004, Hotel Vistana, Kuantan, Pahang.

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Abstract

During recent years, the rate of single parent structure has increased steadily in Malaysian context and it provides a via alternative to nuclear family. Raising a child and managing life can be a stressful experience for single parents as they have no other parents to act as a buffer aid to share the responsibility with. Most of the previous research in Malaysia focused more on the problems and issues related to single mothers and its effect on the child well being. However, very little is known about the life of single fathers. The present research compared both single fathers and single mothers’ parental stress and how they cope with the stress. 80 single fathers and 80 single mothers in Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu and Kuantan completed a set of questionnaire. The questionnaire comprises of sections on personal background, parenting stress and coping skills. The results highlight single father experience higher level of parenting stress compared to single mothers. There was no slightly difference between the way both single fathers and single mothers cope with stress. This indicate the fact more studies and programs should be more in tune with the issues related to single fathers besides single mothers.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Mohamad Shukri, Madihah
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Abu Bakar @ Mohd, Azlina
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Raja Ibrahim, Raja Zirwatul Aida
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Affection. Feeling. Emotion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Affection. Feeling. Emotion > Emotion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Stress (Physiology). Stress management
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: STSS 2004 : Prosiding Seminar Kebangsaan Sains Teknologi & Sains Sosial / Jilid 2 : Sains Sosial
Event Dates: 31 Mei – 1 Jun 2004
Page Range: pp. 234-240
Item ID: 42855
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parenting stress, Single father, Single mother, Coping skills
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/42855

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