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Identifying the challenges faced by working single mothers in Kuala Lumpur: the reasons for their non-participation in assistance programmes

Abdul Rahman, Shukran and Zambri, Madzwin Ansari (2017) Identifying the challenges faced by working single mothers in Kuala Lumpur: the reasons for their non-participation in assistance programmes. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 6 (4 (Jun-Jul)). pp. 53-62. ISSN 2319-393X E-ISSN 2319-3948

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Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a research, which studies the challenges faced by working single mothers; and the reasons for their non-participation in financial assistance programmes. Four working single mothers ranged in age from 40 to 67 were interviewed to gather in-depth information on the challenges and reasons. Their challenges include financial and time constraints; lack of knowledge and skills; social stigma; lack of childcare facilities and strict working hours. Despite the availability of assistance programmes, they did not participate, because of their negative experiences; and negative perceptions towards assistance-providing agencies. Interventions are recommended for relevant authorities and agencies to boost the images of the assistance-providing agencies; to increase the awareness and level of trust of the public on the assistance programmes providers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2032/58274
Uncontrolled Keywords: Working Single Mothers, Financial Assistance Programmes, Work Skills, Working Hours
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: AP Dr Shukran Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 16:49
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 15:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58274

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