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Work, family and women's well-being : the influence of culture

Noor, Noraini M. and Mohd Mahudin, Nor Diana (2005) Work, family and women's well-being : the influence of culture. In: Contemporary Issues in Malaysian Psychology. Thomson, Singapore, pp. 109-132. ISBN 981-254-819-X

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Abstract

This chapter examines work and family roles in relation to women 5 wellbeing. However, the emphasis is on the influence ofculture on how work and family roles are perceived and practiced, and the resulting implications for women 5 well-being. With the increase in the number ofwomen in the Malaysian workforce, the extent to which cultural values and practices may affect this relationship needs to be considered. The paper starts by providing an overview of the literature on women 5 roles and well-being, followed by research in Malaysia on the position ofwomen in Malaysian society and a description of typical contemporary women. As culture defines the appropriate roles ofmen and women, this gendered ideology is considered within the context of the Malays and Chinese, with probable implications for their well-being. Finally, several recommendations are proposed to take into account womens changed experiences, expectations and contexts

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6850/9598
Uncontrolled Keywords: Work, family, women, culture, well-being
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Professor Noraini M. Noor
Date Deposited: 25 May 2013 13:33
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 16:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30238

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