An investigation of domestic workers' perceptions into the effects of employer involvement on parenting and parental autonomy

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Swartz, Leslie en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Christian, Rucksana en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-04T08:45:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-04T08:45:58Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Christian, R. 1998. An investigation of domestic workers' perceptions into the effects of employer involvement on parenting and parental autonomy. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9062
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 77-81. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Domestic workers (DWs) have been described in sociological literature as "trapped" workers. They have been portrayed as workers coerced into powerlessness and unassertiveness by virtue of their economic dependence on employers. Observations of DWs in clinical settings have confirmed these assertions. This study examines how eight DWs negotiate their parental authority f autonomy while having their own children living with them on their employers' premises and also having employers involved in parenting DWs' children. The results are based on semi-structured interviews with DWs. Interviews were taped, transcribed and the data analysed qualitatively. Results were discussed according to the following themes: 1. the nature of employer involvement 2. areas of employer involvement 3. areas of employer non-involvement in parenting and its relationship to the issues of power, culture and difference. Emergent themes were identified and discussed. Overall the expected finding that DWs would experience difficulties with parental autonomy was not supported. Recommendations regarding implications for treatment and research are made. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_ZA
dc.title An investigation of domestic workers' perceptions into the effects of employer involvement on parenting and parental autonomy en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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