Fathers' and mothers' reports of involvement in caring for infants in Kadazan families in Sabah, Malaysia

Jaipaul Roopnarine, and Ziarat Hossain, and Rosnah Ismail, and Agnes Sombuling, and Shazia Hashmi, (2007) Fathers' and mothers' reports of involvement in caring for infants in Kadazan families in Sabah, Malaysia. Fathering A Journal of Theory Research and Practice about Men as Fathers, 5 (1). pp. 58-72. ISSN 1933-026X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3149/fth.0501.58

Abstract

To further examine culture-specific patterns of paternal involvement in childcare, assessments were made of fathers' and mothers' perceptions of their involvement in caring for and stimulating infants in 41 urban Kadazan families in Sabah, Malaysia. Mothers exceeded fathers in the amount of time they spent in cleaning, feeding, and playing with infants and in their levels of engagement in direct care of infants. With the exception of feeding and singing, fathers and mothers reported engaging in similar amounts of care and stimulation of infant boys and girls. The results are discussed in the context of cultural beliefs about gender role differentiation in early childcare in Kadazan families in a rapidly changing Malaysian society

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Kadazan fathering, childcare, Malaysian culture, traditional beliefs
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Psychology and Social Work
ID Code:12285
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:17 Nov 2015 11:33
Last Modified:17 Nov 2015 11:33

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