Dynamics of relationships in a family seen from perception about fathering
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- dynamic of relation, family system, fathering
This study aims to understand the dynamics of relation within family in terms of family member's perception about fathering. Fathering refers to the role of father, including role expectation and role performance. This research is a qualitative descriptive study using systemic approach. A total of 10 families were selected based on family functioning as measured with the Family Assessment Device (FAD), which is filled by teenagers of the family. Ten families were divided into two groups based on the general functioning scores of FAD, that is high-family functioning and low- family functioning. Father, mother and two children minimal of the family were interviewed using open-questionnaire about fathering. The results show that fathers perceive their role mainly related to the role of assistance, including the mentoring of character development and cultivation of religious values, then the instrumental role and the affective role. Mother perceives that fathers should perform their role of instrumental and affective. Meanwhile, the fathers showed less of performance in affective relationships. Children also tend to perceive his father's lesser role in fostering an affective relationship and communicate their development. Interaction within the family is more determined by appreciation and the meaning of the interaction than the ways of interaction are realized. Future research needs to involve the researcher as semi-participant to obtain deeper insight about family relation.
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TY - CONF AU - Syuraswati Muhiddin AU - Arlina Gunarya AU - Dyah Kusmarini PY - 2017/08 DA - 2017/08 TI - Dynamics of relationships in a family seen from perception about fathering BT - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology (ICAAIP 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 64 EP - 67 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaaip-17.2018.13 DO - 10.2991/icaaip-17.2018.13 ID - Muhiddin2017/08 ER -