Exploring the family factors in influencing problems of runaway children

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Abstract

This study serves to explore the implication of family as a main contributor to runaway children. The respondents encompass a total of 53 children, aged between 7-12 years, listed and subsequently reported as missing in the Malaysian Royal Police. The data collection uses the qualitative method of interviews. Apart from narrative data, research findings show that dysfunctional family and parenting style are the main contributors to this particular issue. The findings also demonstrate that family economic status is also influential in contributing to this problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-119
Number of pages11
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume21
Issue numberDecember
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • Families
  • Family dysfunction
  • Parenting style
  • Runaway children

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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