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Father involvement among Malay Muslims in Malaysia


Juhari, Rumaya and Yaacob, Siti Nor and Abu Talib, Mansor (2013) Father involvement among Malay Muslims in Malaysia. Journal of Family Issues, 34 (2). pp. 210-229. ISSN 0192-513X; ESSN: 1552-5481


This article reports on findings from a study of 989 fathers of school-going children aged 10 through 16 from intact families in rural and urban areas in Selangor, Malaysia. The study aims to explore the factors that affect father involvement among Malay Muslims. Results indicate that fathers’ education, marital quality, and number of children are significantly related to their involvement in children’s lives. Fathers’ perceptions of their own fathers’ involvement when they were young is also positively associated with their involvement with children, supporting the concept of intergenerational fathering in social learning theory. Muslim fathers see financial provisioning, moral teaching, praying, reciting the Quran, and fasting together with children as their religious duties that God entrusts to them to fulfill both world and after-life purposes. However, they cite lack of time and a common wish to be more involved in their children’s life.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X12461339
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keywords: Fathering; Father involvement; Intergenerational fathering; Marital satisfaction
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 19 May 2015 12:59
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 06:24
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28146
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