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SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COPING STRATEGIES: IMPROVING COASTAL SINGLE MOTHERSí WELL-BEING IN MALAYSIA

Marhaini Mohd Noor, Zakaria Mohamad, Mazidah Mohd Dagang, Zuhda Husain, Jasmi Abu Talib,Rabaaton Adawiah Mohd Yusof , Fazliyaton Ramley, Nurul Atiqah Ab Raji.

Abstract
This study is aimed to improve coastal single mothers‚Äü well-being with social support coping
strategies. There has been an increase in numbers of single mothers in Malaysia and their well-being is crucial
as female-headed households. A total of 328 respondents involved using the purposive sampling technique.
Field studies were conducted using Coping Strategies Inventory (COPE) questionnaires on coastal single
mothers from four locations in Kuala Nerus district. Social support was identified as the main predictor in this
study. Thus to find out the level of well-being among single mothers, descriptive statistics in the form of
percentage and mean were analyzed. Then, the relationship between well-being and social support were
measured using Pearson correlation. Lastly, social support predictor factors were analyzed using multiple
regression to determine factors that influence single mothers‚Äü well-being. This study indicated that there has
been different levels of well-being and negative relationship between the social support and well-being. The
predictor factors which are instrumental social support and focus on and venting of emotions were significant
and influenced single mothers‚Äü well-being. Hence to improve the single mothers‚Äü well-being by strengthening
engagement of social support networks through family members, friends, neighbors, associations and local
government agencies.

Key words: Social support; coping strategies; well-being; coastal single mothers; coastal community; social cohesion


 
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Marhaini Mohd Noor, Zakaria Mohamad, Mazidah Mohd Dagang , Zuhda Husain, Jasmi Abu Talib,Rabaaton Adawiah Mohd Yusof , Fazliyaton Ramley, Nurul Atiqah Ab Raji. SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COPING STRATEGIES: IMPROVING COASTAL SINGLE MOTHERSí WELL-BEING IN MALAYSIA. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5268-5277. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.612


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Marhaini Mohd Noor, Zakaria Mohamad, Mazidah Mohd Dagang , Zuhda Husain, Jasmi Abu Talib,Rabaaton Adawiah Mohd Yusof , Fazliyaton Ramley, Nurul Atiqah Ab Raji. SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COPING STRATEGIES: IMPROVING COASTAL SINGLE MOTHERSí WELL-BEING IN MALAYSIA. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=133343 [Access: September 15, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.612


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Marhaini Mohd Noor, Zakaria Mohamad, Mazidah Mohd Dagang , Zuhda Husain, Jasmi Abu Talib,Rabaaton Adawiah Mohd Yusof , Fazliyaton Ramley, Nurul Atiqah Ab Raji. SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COPING STRATEGIES: IMPROVING COASTAL SINGLE MOTHERSí WELL-BEING IN MALAYSIA. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5268-5277. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.612



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Marhaini Mohd Noor, Zakaria Mohamad, Mazidah Mohd Dagang , Zuhda Husain, Jasmi Abu Talib,Rabaaton Adawiah Mohd Yusof , Fazliyaton Ramley, Nurul Atiqah Ab Raji. SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COPING STRATEGIES: IMPROVING COASTAL SINGLE MOTHERSí WELL-BEING IN MALAYSIA. JCR. (2020), [cited September 15, 2020]; 7(19): 5268-5277. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.612



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Marhaini Mohd Noor, Zakaria Mohamad, Mazidah Mohd Dagang , Zuhda Husain, Jasmi Abu Talib,Rabaaton Adawiah Mohd Yusof , Fazliyaton Ramley, Nurul Atiqah Ab Raji (2020) SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COPING STRATEGIES: IMPROVING COASTAL SINGLE MOTHERSí WELL-BEING IN MALAYSIA. JCR, 7 (19), 5268-5277. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.612



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Marhaini Mohd Noor, Zakaria Mohamad, Mazidah Mohd Dagang , Zuhda Husain, Jasmi Abu Talib,Rabaaton Adawiah Mohd Yusof , Fazliyaton Ramley, Nurul Atiqah Ab Raji. 2020. SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COPING STRATEGIES: IMPROVING COASTAL SINGLE MOTHERSí WELL-BEING IN MALAYSIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5268-5277. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.612



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Marhaini Mohd Noor, Zakaria Mohamad, Mazidah Mohd Dagang , Zuhda Husain, Jasmi Abu Talib,Rabaaton Adawiah Mohd Yusof , Fazliyaton Ramley, Nurul Atiqah Ab Raji. "SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COPING STRATEGIES: IMPROVING COASTAL SINGLE MOTHERSí WELL-BEING IN MALAYSIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 5268-5277. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.612



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Marhaini Mohd Noor, Zakaria Mohamad, Mazidah Mohd Dagang , Zuhda Husain, Jasmi Abu Talib,Rabaaton Adawiah Mohd Yusof , Fazliyaton Ramley, Nurul Atiqah Ab Raji. "SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COPING STRATEGIES: IMPROVING COASTAL SINGLE MOTHERSí WELL-BEING IN MALAYSIA." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 5268-5277. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.612



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Marhaini Mohd Noor, Zakaria Mohamad, Mazidah Mohd Dagang , Zuhda Husain, Jasmi Abu Talib,Rabaaton Adawiah Mohd Yusof , Fazliyaton Ramley, Nurul Atiqah Ab Raji (2020) SOCIAL SUPPORT AND COPING STRATEGIES: IMPROVING COASTAL SINGLE MOTHERSí WELL-BEING IN MALAYSIA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5268-5277. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.612