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Efficacy of a group-based parenting program on stress and self-efficacy among Japanese mothers : A quasi-experimental study

Kendall, Sally, Bloomfield, Linda, Appleton, Jane, Kitaoka, Kazuyo (2013) Efficacy of a group-based parenting program on stress and self-efficacy among Japanese mothers : A quasi-experimental study. Nursing and Health Sciences, 15 (4). pp. 454-460. ISSN 1441-0745. E-ISSN 1442-2018. (doi:10.1111/nhs.12054) (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

Early child development and the impact of parenting on later life are of global concern.The rise in child abuse and maltreatment in Japan suggests that measures to increase self-efficacy and reduce stress would benefit Japanese parents. In this study, we explored if Japanese parents attending a 123 Magic parenting program reported reduced stress and enhanced self-efficacy. Questionnaire data were collected from 49 mothers attending a parenting program conducted in public nursery schools in one prefecture in Japan. There were significant changes in parenting self-efficacy scores (P < 0.001) and parenting stress scores (P < 0.01). Focus groups with 16 parents also found that there were benefits to parents in terms of increased confidence and less stress. The findings provide support for the role of public health nurses in delivering group-based parenting support in Japan.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/nhs.12054
Uncontrolled keywords: parenting, parenting program, Parenting Stress Index, self-efficacy, stress, 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
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 08:47 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55257 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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