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Arab fathers play strong family role but have limited interest in homework, study finds

The National
سبتمبر 08, 2019

Arab fathers play a strong role in family life but have less interest in homework and schooling, a study has found. Research by Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research showed the presence of a father figure in a child’s life increases their self-esteem and would raise their educational outcomes. Researchers interviewed about 2,000 GCC, Arab and Western adults and asked them to reflect on the presence of their fathers while growing up. They found that in the Arab world, and especially in the Gulf, fathers have a distinct and central role in the family. They are perceived by their children as the family’s “key bread winner” as well as role model. Read more