Parent-child relationship in contemporary Singapore
Tamil Vani Gunasilan
Date of Issue2010
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This analysis suggests that there are social class differences in parenting style and different parenting style could impact on their parent-child relationships in Singapore. Social class differences in occupations are the major factors contributing to the adoption of different parenting style. Local middle-class parents adopt permissive parenting that is similar to their Western counterparts in similar social class while local working-class parents adopt authoritarian parenting. Existing family studies state that wide-spread Westernized influence into Asian societies has affected parent-child relationships. This research indicates that it is less about Western versus Asian parenting, but more about social class differences that, in turn, impacts parent-child relationships.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University