dc.contributor.authorLek, Adelin Wan Ling
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-10T04:58:22Z
dc.date.available2017-04-10T04:58:22Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/70039
dc.description.abstractThe research seeks to study the influence of filial piety on intergenerational grandchild-grandparent caregiving relationship in Singapore. The study uses a sociological framework combining Bengtson and Oyama’s Theory of Intergenerational Normative Solidarity, Merton’s Symbolic Interactionist Role Theory and Connidis and McMullen’s Theory of Intergenerational Ambivalence. Filial Piety refers to the demonstration of filial obligations towards one’s parents and elders. The findings revealed that filial piety continues to guide grandchildrens’ filial observance in caregiving, where grandchildren performed the role of an auxiliary caregiver. However, the perception of filial piety is not static as it is being reinterpreted by grandchildren through their everyday experiences. In face of tension between their role as a caregiver with the structural constraints and opportunities of living in Singapore, grandchildren engage in negotiation as a strategy.en_US
dc.format.extent31 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociologyen_US
dc.titleFilial Piety Observance & Caregiving to Grandparents: The Singapore Caseen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorPremchand Dommarajuen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US


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