An exploratory study into youths’ relationship with their extended kin
Wong, Shi Min
Date of Issue2017
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Using qualitative interviews, this study seeks to explore how youths manage their relationships and interactions with their extended kin. In particular, the study utilizes the intergenerational solidarity-conflict paradigm and the concept of ambivalence to examine a) the roles of extended kin, b) the interactions between youths and their extended kin, c) the dilemmas that youths experience, and d) how youths negotiate their extended kin relationships. Even though youths may face structural constraints and restrictions, ultimately, the findings reveal that youths do possess agency in negotiating their relationships and interactions as they recognize the importance of maintaining positive relations with their extended kin.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University