The relationship between economic hardship, self esteem and parental behavior among low-income mothers

Ferlis Bahari, and Joki Perdani Sawai, and Habibie Ibrahim, and Zall Kepli MD Rejab, (2011) The relationship between economic hardship, self esteem and parental behavior among low-income mothers. Jurnal Kemanusiaan, 18. pp. 59-76. ISSN 1675-1930

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Abstract

This quantitative research attempts to examine the relationships between economic hardship, self-esteem, and parental behavior among low-income mothers. Specifically, the objectives of this research are to: 1) measure the relationship between economic hardship and self-esteem; 2) measure the relationship between economic hardship and parental behavior; 3) measure the relationship between self-esteem and parental behavior; and 4) measure the relationshipbetween demographic aspects such as age and level of income with economic hardship, selfesteem and parental behavior. This research is based on a survey of 110 low-income mothers residing in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The instrument consisted of three dimensions: Economic Strain Questionnaire (ESQ) was used to measure economic hardship; Self-Esteem Inventories (SEI) to measure self-esteem; and Parent’s Report Scale (PR) to measure parental behavior. The validity and reliability of the entire three dimensions has been measured. The data was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics which involved mean, percentage, frequency, standard deviation and Pearson-correlation using the Statistical Packages for the SocialSciences (SPSS). The study showed that there was a negative relationship between economic hardship and self-esteem and a negative relationship between economic hardship and parental behavior. On the other hand, there was a positive relationship between self-esteemand parental behavior. The study also showed that there was a significant negative relationship between age and self-esteem, economic hardship, and parental behavior. Meanwhile, level of income was positively associated with self-esteem and parental behavior.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic hardship, self-esteem, parental behavior, low income mothers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Psychology and Social Work
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 00:58
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 07:44
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/12323

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