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An Exploratory Research on the Attitudes of Parents-Workers in Sending their Children to Childcare/Pre-Education Centres

Rokis, Rohaiza An Exploratory Research on the Attitudes of Parents-Workers in Sending their Children to Childcare/Pre-Education Centres. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2012, 21-22 February 2012, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Modern parents-workers today contribute to the survival and maintenance of their households. However, work-life-balance is always their perennial issue. This research explores the attitudes of parents-workers in handling the childcare/pre-education centres issues. Do they feel indifferent in their decision and action as long as there are people or bodies that able to mind their children while they are away at work? Or do they find in-house domestic helpers sufficiently adequate to do so? The research is a quantitative research project using questionnaire to 558 working parents-workers who work in Cheras, Gombak and Shah Alam areas. It is concluded that parents-workers incline to have a convenient attitude in sending their children to childcare/pre-education centres as long as they are cared while they are away at work. The result is definitely distressing. The research consequently recommends to induce in communitarian commitment of parents-workers and employers, with the help of the Government, by setting an integrated childcare/pre-education centres within the community that may reduce their dependency on in-house domestic helpers, if any.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3149/28164
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1176 Social influence. Social pressure
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM701 Social systems
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM826 Social institutions
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: AP. Dr. Rohaiza Abd. Rokis
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 10:09
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2013 10:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28164

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