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Testing a parenting programme evaluation tool as a pre­- and post­-course measure of parenting self­-efficacy.

Bloomfield, Linda, Kendall, Sally (2007) Testing a parenting programme evaluation tool as a pre­- and post­-course measure of parenting self­-efficacy. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 60 (5). pp. 487-493. ISSN 0309-2402. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04420.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Aim. This paper is a report of a study to measure changes in parenting self-efficacy after attending a parenting programme and to determine if these changes are maintained over time. Background. A need for the evaluation of parenting programmes from the perspective of parents who take part has led to the development of a Tool to Measure Parenting Self-Efficacy. Self-efficacy, a self-perception of one’s ability to perform competently and effectively in a particular task or setting, provided the framework for the development of the tool. Methods. A total of 356 parents took part in the study over 53 parenting programmes in the UK in 2004–2005. Parents completed the evaluation tool as a pre-and post-course measure of parenting self-efficacy and at 4-month follow-up. Findings. Parenting self-efficacy increased at the end of the parenting programmes for all scales. The increase from baseline to end of course was maintained for all scales at four month follow-up and there was a further increase for two scales.Increases in self-efficacy were found across a range of parenting programmes.Conclusion. The tool can be used to assess the impact of different types of parenting programmes on parenting self-efficacy and in research into this topic.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04420.x
Uncontrolled keywords: evaluation research, health visiting, instrument development, parentingprogrammes, self-efficacy, Tool to Measure Parenting Self-Efficacy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ755 Popular works. Guidebook for parents > HQ755.8 Parents. Parenthood
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 08:43 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:17 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55217 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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