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The effect of parent eduation on third grade children's social skills

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2006
Şahin, Rukiye
THE PURPOSE OF THE PRESENT STUDY IS TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTS OF PARENT EDUCATION ON THIRD GRADE CHILDREN'S SOCIAL SKILLS. THE SAMPLE OF THE STUDY COMPOSED OF 29 THIRD GRADE STUDENTS' PARENTS. THE 3X3 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN WITH TWO TRAINING GROUPS AND ONE CONTROL GROUP AND THREE MEASUREMENTS (PRE, POST AND FOLLOW-UP) WERE USED. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS RECEIVED A 10 WEEK PARENT EDUCATION WHICH WAS DEVELOPED BY THE RESEARCHER WHILE THE CONTROL GROUP DID NOT RECEIVE ANY TRAINING. IN ORDER TO ASSESS SOCIAL SKILLS OF CHILDREN THE SOCIAL SKILLS RATING SYSTEM-PARENT FORM (SSRS-P) WERE USED. THE RESULTS REVEALED THAT PARENT EDUCATION WHICH INVOLVED FATHERS HAD A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON CHILDREN'S SELF-CONTROL DIMENSION AND TOTAL SOCIAL SKILLS SCORES IN TERMS OF PARENT PERCEPTION. HOWEVER, CONTRARY OF THE EXPECTATION THE GAIN WAS NOT MAINTAINED AFTER THREE MONTHS FOLLOW-UP. IN ADDITION, FATHER INVOLVED GROUP IMPROVED IN SELF-CONTROL AND RESPONSIBILITY DIMENSION AND FATHER UNINVOLVED GROUP IMPREOVED IN SELF-CONTROL DIMENSION AND TOTAL SCORE OF SOCIAL SKILLS AND THE IMPROVEMENTS MAINTAINED AFTER THREE MONTHS FOLLOW-UP.