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Title: COMMUNICATED PARENTING: SINGAPORE-BASED FILIPINO WORKING MOTHERS AND THEIR LONG-DISTANCE PARENTING OF THEIR TEENAGE CHILDREN IN THE PHILIPPINES
Authors: MA. ROSEL SANCHEZ SAN PASCUAL
Keywords: ICT, communication, parenting, family, transnational migration, migrant workers
Issue Date: 2-Aug-2011
Source: MA. ROSEL SANCHEZ SAN PASCUAL (2011-08-02). COMMUNICATED PARENTING: SINGAPORE-BASED FILIPINO WORKING MOTHERS AND THEIR LONG-DISTANCE PARENTING OF THEIR TEENAGE CHILDREN IN THE PHILIPPINES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In the era of globalization and mobility, this thesis looks into how family members who are separated by transnational labor migration persist in being a family. Specifically, this research focuses on migrant mothers and their efforts to parent and remain connected with their children even across borders. By doing so, this study describes the communication efforts and processes which are at the core of these mothers¿ transnational parenting. In conceptualizing long-distance parenting, this thesis synthesized relevant concepts from communication theory, specifically Rosengren¿s General Model of Uses and Gratifications, family theory, particularly Family Systems Theory, Role Theory, and concepts from parenting, family, communication, and transnational migration literature. Findings that addressed the three main objectives of this thesis were derived from the 32 Singapore-based Filipino working mothers with teenage children living in the Philippines who were interviewed within the period of October 2010 to March 2011. In response to the first objective, this study describes the migrant mothers¿ demographic, social, and technological profiles, which this thesis collectively labels as their ¿communication environment¿. For the second objective, this study explains how these migrant mothers view parenting and their role as a mother now that they are living away from their teenage children. Finally, for the third objective, this study describes how long-distance parenting takes place as these migrant mothers use communication media and technologies in their remote parenting and this study also presents these mothers¿ assessment of these communication media and technologies in enabling them to parent their children despite the distance. The findings of this thesis were subsequently integrated with the findings from the reviewed literature and this resulted to the development of the proposed Integrated Model of Communicated Parenting. With both literature and actual data as its basis, the proposed model emphasizes the communicative nature of transnational parenting and asserts that an integral part of long-distance parenting is ¿communicated parenting¿.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/31627
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