DOI :10.24924/ijelt/2019.04/v4.iss1/49.59
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PARENTS' PERCEPTION ON TYPES AND QUALITY OF CHILDCARE IN MALAYSIA

Azmiera Husna Binti Azizi
School of Accounting & Business Management
FTMS College, Malaysia

Keywords: Parents' Perception, Types and Quality, Childcare, Malaysia

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Abstract

Background: As Malaysia is progressively moving towards becoming a developed nation and looking to boost its female workforce participation, the provision of high-quality child care centre becomes a priority. This change has impacted the role of women in the family and created an escalating demand for alternative care of young children. Objective: This study tries to identify the demographic factors influence the parent's perceptions on type of child care in Malaysia and to determine the important factors contributing to parent's choice of child care centre Method: Chi-square analysis and logistic analysis was done in this study. Results: The results show that demographic profile like age, highest level of education and household income significantly affect parent's perceptions on type of child care. Using logistic analysis, it was found that four independent variables namely childcare-parent's interactions, safety and health features, physical environment, and cost have significant influence on the parent's perceptions on types of child care in Malaysia. Conclusion: This study suggests that parents should encourage provider to register with the government and undergo necessary training.

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