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Influence of family functioning on mental health of dual earner commuter couples in Malaysia


Pai, Farah Syuhada and Arshat, Zarinah and Ismail, Zanariah and Ahmad Shahril, Nurul Saidatus Shaja’ah (2020) Influence of family functioning on mental health of dual earner commuter couples in Malaysia. International Journal of Social Science Research, 2 (2). 72- 82. ISSN 2710-6276


Family functioning may affect developmental of each individual in the family. This study determines the relationship between family functioning and mental health. This cross sectional study was conducted among 90 couples of dual-earner commuter in Malaysia. The couples of dual earner commuter completed socio-demographic, family functioning and mental health questionnaires. The results of the study show that cohesion affects mental health positively. Meanwhile, adaptation affects mental health negatively due to changes in the family structure and burden of carrying multiples role in the same time. Notably, there was no significance difference in perception of family functioning and mental health between husbands and wives of dual-earner commuter couples in the current study.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Publisher: Academia Industry Networks
Keywords: Adaptation; Cohesion; Psychological distress; Dual-earner; Commuter couples; Family structure
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 08:34
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 08:34
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/89366
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