This study aims to investigate on Malaysian young
adults’ perceived father and mother involvement. A questionnaire survey with
Father Involvement Scale, and Mother Involvement Scale was carried out on 100
male and 100 female local university and college student aged 18 and 25 years
old. The findings show that mothers engaged more in expressive and
mentoring/advising involvement as compared to fathers. However, there is no
difference between fathers and mothers in instrumental involvement. This study
gives us a better understanding on the pattern of parental involvement in Malaysia and
hence helps to promote better parent-child relationship.
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