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J. Korean Home Econ. Assoc > Volume 48(1); 2010 > Article
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2010;48(1):1-14. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2010.48.1.001
A Study on Effects of Parent Education Program for Parents with School Aged Children
Sarah Lee1, Ji-sook Park2
1Department of Child Welfare and Educare, Sejong Cyber University
2Department of Interdisciplinary Program of Child Development & Intervention, Ewha Womans University
Corresponding Author: Sarah Lee ,Tel: +82-2-2204-8092 , Fax: +82-2-2204-8036 , Email: sararose@sjcu.ac.kr
Received: July 9, 2009; Revised: August 6, 2009   Accepted: September 17, 2009.
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to develop a Korean culture-specific parenting education program for parents with school aged children, and to investigate how this program affected their overall parenting behavior. We ran an 8-week session program for parents with first, second and third elementary school graders and conducted questionnaires before and after the program in order to examine the program's effects. In the questionnaire, we asked participants about parenting behavior, parenting stress, parenting efficacy and parenting knowledge. The results showed that the program participants tended to have higher scores on parenting behavior, parenting efficacy and parenting knowledge after the eight sessions. They also demonstrated lower scores on parenting stress. Study results imply that our parenting program is practical in an elementary school setting and can also apply to higher graders.
Keywords: parent education, school age, parenting stress, parenting efficacy, parenting behavior, parenting knowledge
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