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Volume :27 Issue : 101 2001      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

THE PATTERNS OF FAMILY VISITATION AND ITS RELATION TO SOCIALIZATION IN KUWAIT-A FIELD STUDY ON KUWAIT UNIVERSITY STUDENT

Auther : By: Dr. Basama K. Al-Musallam

The aim of the study is to investigate and explore the family visitation patterns in Kuwait through a sample of 1326 University students from different colleges, various levels, social status, different incomes, governorates and residential nature of both sexes.  The purpose is to discover the effect of each of these variables on family visitation patterns.

A questionnaire composed of five measurements constituting of 46 statements was designed to measure who visits who (between generations and among each generation).  The frequencies of visit were distributed among seven options as follows: everyday, once or more than a week, twice a month, once a month, in occasion and once a year.

 The research has arrived at the following results:

 

1. Most of the second generation (Parents of the students) visit first generation (grandparents of the students) once a week or to a lesser extent everyday.

 

2. Mothers visit their parents more than fathers did.

 

3. Most of students visit their grandparents once a week and grandmothers were visited more than grandfathers.

 

4. There was an effect of socialization, i.e., students followed the patterns that their parents set for them in visiting their own parents, also mothers were to visit more than fathers.

 

5. It was apparent that the ratios of mutual visit within second generation were higher.

As to the effect of the various variables on family visitation, the following results were found:

 

1. Visits were effected by gender: males visit grandmothers, uncles and cousins more than females did.

 

2. Visits were effected by social status: unmarried students visited more than married students.

 

3. Area of specialization affected patterns of visits: Science students visited with their families more than Arts students.

 

4. Governorates of residence affected student’s visits: students who reside in the capital and Hawalli governorates visit their families more than other governorates.

 

5. Income has affected students visit to their families to the benefit of higher income.

Finally, the variables of with whom does the students live affected their visits to the benefit of those who live with their spouses.

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