THE EFFECT OF POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PARENTING PROGRAM ON PARENTAL DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES, PARENTING STRESS AND PARENTING SELF-EFFICACY

2022-3-11
Apaydın, Seval
This study aims to adapt Positive Discipline Parenting Program into Turkish culture and investigate the effects of the program on parental disciplinary practices, parenting stress, and parenting self-efficacy. For this purpose, the program was adapted, pilot tested, and implemented to the parents with children between the ages of 6 and 10. The study group consisted of 30 parents who were randomly assigned to two groups. The intervention group attended a 6-week parenting program while the control group did not receive any intervention. The Parenting Scale, Parenting Stress Index Short Form, and Perceived Parental Self-Efficacy Scale were administered to the intervention and the control groups before the intervention, after the intervention, and at the three-month follow-up. In addition to quantitative data, feedback of the intervention group was collected through an evaluation form. Regarding the findings,dysfunctional discipline practices measured by Parenting Scale total scores and overreactivity sub-scores decreased after the intervention, and this change continued after three months. However, no significant difference was observed in the laxness and hostility sub-scores. Regarding parenting stress, after the intervention, a significant decrease was observed in the intervention group's total parenting stress scores, parent child difficult interaction, and difficult child sub-scores, and this change was maintained at the three-month follow-up. On the other hand, no significant change was observed in the parenting distress sub-scores. Finally, the Parenting Self-Efficacy scores of the intervention group parents did not differ significantly between the pre-test and post-test, post-test, and follow-up. The findings were discussed in light of the relevant literature.

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Citation Formats
S. Apaydın, “THE EFFECT OF POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PARENTING PROGRAM ON PARENTAL DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES, PARENTING STRESS AND PARENTING SELF-EFFICACY,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2022.