Today, I did an intervention, again. Compare with the last intervention which my blog previous blog posted, I changed a bit of the way to operate it. It is like a online workshop.
There were about 500 people participated in my previous questionnaires, hence I thought at least 30 people may willing to attend my intervention. The result was only 6 women and 2 men are willing to join and help with my further research.
Firstly, I created a WeChat group, and invite them into this group. Then, gave everyone one minute to send a voice message into this group to simply describe their attitudes or opinions on stay-at-home parents in China society. After this, there was ten minutes for them to listen to other 7 people’s voice messages and think about the similar points and differences between each other. At this point, I gave them my research question and let them think about it and give an idea of how to deal with this question in their own way. Then, I shared my idea which is to create a interactive space for housewife to share and learn together with them, and according to mine, we discussed together.
In general, this time the intervention is the most successful one. At least almost everything is happening as the plan. I will try to summarize all our conversations recently and translate it into English version as my evidence of this intervention.
(I have to say intervention makes me crazy…)
I got 222 results from men, and 234 results from women.
An interesting phenomenon can be seen from the survey results. 54.05% of men think women can choose whether to become housewives or other professions. It seems that most men are more likely to understand and support their wives and respect this profession. But from the women’s answer, the feedback is very different. For example, a participator said: housewife is a helpless choice, was the contribution to the family and personal sacrifice, should be given due respect. Another participator responded that the life of a housewife is not as easy as others think, the pressure of the children’s education is heavy. But now in our society does not pay enough focus and respect to this group of people. So I hope girls don’t try to be a stay-at-home mom. If want to try it, please just try a period, not for a life.
PLAN FOR THE NEW COMING INTERVENTION
- Invite the people who participate in the survey I did previously into a WeChat group. By using this kind of digital way to start a workshop which includes a debate between people who hold two different attitudes towards stay-at-home parents.
- Put participators in pairs of 2. And make sure they hold different attitudes. For example, the one has positive views on stay-at-home, the other one has mixed feeling or has negative feeling on it.
- Give them 20 minutes to talk in pairs and try to do a debate to persuade their partner via WeChat and after 20 minutes, let them do screenshots of their chatting memory and send it to me.
- Summarize their chatting memory, and see if I create some change to everyone who participate in this digital event. Meanwhile, gather new knowledge from those screenshots.