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Understanding the Influence of Traditional Cultural Values on Indonesian Parenting


Riany, YE and Meredith, P and Cuskelly, M, Understanding the Influence of Traditional Cultural Values on Indonesian Parenting, Marriage & Family Review, 53, (3) pp. 207-226. ISSN 0149-4929 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/01494929.2016.1157561


The aim of this conceptual article is to consider the available literature regarding associations between cultural values and parenting in Indonesian society. Research focusing on parenting in the Indonesian context is limited, although there are extensive studies regarding parenting and its implications for child development in Western cultures. Indonesia is one of the most heavily populated and culturally diverse countries in the world, with more than 200 ethnicities represented. Because cultural values are likely to influence Indonesian parenting and, therefore, child development, there is a need to understand the ways in which Indonesian traditional cultural values influence parenting style. In this article the small amount of literature regarding parenting specifically in Indonesian culture is overviewed. The key outcome of this article is to highlight the need to better understand how cultural values influence parenting in Indonesia and, in turn, how these influence child outcomes, particularly under conditions of some cultural change. Recommendations for future research regarding associations between Indonesian cultural values and parenting are provided to stimulate more empirical attention to this area to support Indonesia?s adaptation to the modern global environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:culture, Indonesia, parenting, traditional, values
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Child and adolescent development
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Families and family services
UTAS Author:Cuskelly, M (Professor Monica Cuskelly)
ID Code:110344
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-07-26
Last Modified:2019-11-07

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