ERIC Number: ED392556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Child Rearing Study in Brunei Darussalam.
Rosberg, Marilee A.
In order to gather data on children's lives, language, and religious activities, and to gather data on child rearing practices in Brunei, a study interviewed parents from 38 Malaysian families having one or more children 3-8 years old. Results indicated that 92 percent of the children crawled when they were between 6-9 months old; 63 percent were walking between 11-12 months of age. One hundred percent of the children spoke Malay, with nearly 65 percent of this number also speaking English. All of the children watched television daily, most for one or two hours. Most of the parents surveyed were about 25 years old. Seventy percent of mothers worked as either teachers or government employees. Nearly 58 percent of fathers worked for the government; nearly 16 percent worked as teachers, and about 12 percent worked in the private sector. Most parents (nearly 82 percent) felt equally responsible for disciplining their children. Most parents have high aspirations for their children's education, including the attainment of at least a Bachelor's degree. The study is considered a beginning effort for attempts to gather data on parenting. (JW)
Descriptors: Birth, Breastfeeding, Child Development, Child Health, Child Rearing, Discipline, Eating Habits, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Parent Aspiration, Parent Attitudes, Parent Background, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility, Parenting Skills, Preschool Children, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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