Understanding the Meaning of Talented Youth Well-Being by Javanese Muslim Parents

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Nur Setiawati Dewi
Piyanuch Jittanoon
Wantanee Wiroonpanich


This phenomenological study aimed to elucidate the meaning of talented youth well-being from the parents’ points of view. Thirteen Javanese Muslim parents of talented youths were recruited by purposive sampling and snowball techniques. The data were collected by in-depth interviews, field notes taking, and participant observations. Giorgi’s phenomenological approach was used to analyze the data. As Javanese Muslim parents described, talented youth well-being revealed five themes. These were being a mu’min, possessing a mind and a healthy body: physical strength, performance, and proper functioning. Parents also focused on keeping the balance of a youth’s roles: between talent and study; and mastery in socializing skills. Parents emphasized that being a mu’min is the center of meaning for talented youth well-being, even in other natures. The findings of this study provided insights for family nurses to assist parents in promoting their talented youth’s well-being. A partnership among nurses and family may be essential to enhance parenting knowledge and skills. Therefore, parents could manage and maintain the well-being of talented youths.


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Dewi, N. S., Jittanoon, P. ., & Wiroonpanich, W. . (2021). Understanding the Meaning of Talented Youth Well-Being by Javanese Muslim Parents. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 41(1), 24–36. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nur-psu/article/view/249333
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