Listen to the Voices of Unwed Teenage Mothers in Malaysian Shelter Homes: an Explorative Study
2013 (English)In: Global Journal of Health Science, ISSN 1916-9736, E-ISSN 1916-9744, ISSN 1916-9736, Vol. 5, no 5, 20-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This qualitative research aims to explore the daily life experiences of Malaysian unwed teenage mothers inshelter homes. The research is based on the thematic analysis of interviews with seventeen respondents agedfrom 12 to 18 years. Eight sub-themes described the experience of the unwed teenage mothers in the shelterhome and led to three overall themes: rules and regulations, relationship with the staff and relationship with theother girls at the shelter home. The findings indicated that the shelter homes involved were not fulfilling thestandard of the Malaysian national laws and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We stronglysuggest that the authorities provide a clear guideline concerning the implementation of Malaysian national lawsand United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Canada, 2013. Vol. 5, no 5, 20-30 p.
unwed teenage mothers, shelter home, residential care, social work, Malaysia
Research subject Public health; Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-72860DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v5n5p20OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-72860DiVA: diva2:628398