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Strengthening of Johor Family Institution

Dora, Mohd. Taib and Din, Sabariyah and Safar, Ajmain and Mohd. Mansor, Puteri Khairul Bariah and Ab. Rahman, Hamidah and Abd. Kadir, Hamdan (2003) Strengthening of Johor Family Institution. Jurnal Kemanusiaan (2). pp. 125-137. ISSN 1675-1930

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Abstract

The family institution has undergone drastic changes as a consequence to changes of roles, family size, parent's level of education and system of family communication. Even though the importance of family institution roles cannot be denied, most families no longer adhere to their traditional roles. Their roles have been taken over by other socialization agents such as the schools, police, religious department, rehabilitation centers, maid and etc. Initially, transition aims to minimize the role of family institution. However, in the end, it causes family problems. The size and shape of the family also contribute toward the secondgeneration social problem. This problem level of severity varies across type of occupations, level of education and mass media influence. Uncomfortable household also has been suggested as a factor that causes weak family relationship. Weak family relations brings to the social problem faced by the second generation. In this paper, five (5) prominent family problems in Malaysia will be highlighted. These Problems are: divorce, single mother, wife abuse, child abuse and juvenile. Discussion will focus on the factors that cause the problems and related issues to the problem. Solutions in term of counseling and other relevant approaches are recommended to reduce the problems

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:family institution, divorce, single mother, wife abuse, child abuse, juvenile
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:778
Deposited By: Ms Halimah Baki
Deposited On:22 Feb 2007 02:57
Last Modified:25 Aug 2010 04:43

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