Mothers and Fathers Attending the International Child Development Programme in Norway

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/596072
Title:
Mothers and Fathers Attending the International Child Development Programme in Norway
Authors:
Clucas, Claudine; Skar, Ane-Marthe Solheim; Sherr, Lorraine; von Tetzchner, Stephen
Abstract:
Fathers are understudied in parent training studies. This study investigates whether mothers and fathers benefit equally from participating in the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) implemented as a community-wide programme in Norway in their parenting behaviour, perceived child difficulties and their psychosocial health. The questionnaire study used a pre-post design comparing 105 mothers and 36 fathers who attended a regular ICDP course. Results showed that the mothers and fathers differed on parenting behaviours prior to the course but showed similar changes, including on emotional and regulative aspects of parenting and autonomy supportive behaviours. However, only the mothers perceived a decrease in their child’s difficulties after the course while the fathers showed a greater increase in behaviours assumed to support the child’s meaning-making and in self-efficacy, and a greater decrease in anxiety after the course. ICDP courses appear to be a useful tool for supporting both mothers and fathers in their parenting role.
Affiliation:
University of Chester; University of Oslo; University College London
Citation:
Clucas, C., Skar, A-M. S., Sherr, L., & von Tetzchner, S. (2014). Mothers and Fathers Attending the International Child Development Programme in Norway. The Family Journal, 22(4), 409-418. DOI: 10.1177/1066480714533640
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
The Family Journal
Publication Date:
19-Aug-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/596072
DOI:
10.1177/1066480714533640
Additional Links:
http://tfj.sagepub.com/content/22/4/409
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1552-3950
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorClucas, Claudineen
dc.contributor.authorSkar, Ane-Marthe Solheimen
dc.contributor.authorSherr, Lorraineen
dc.contributor.authorvon Tetzchner, Stephenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-11T15:04:57Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-11T15:04:57Zen
dc.date.issued2014-08-19en
dc.identifier.citationClucas, C., Skar, A-M. S., Sherr, L., & von Tetzchner, S. (2014). Mothers and Fathers Attending the International Child Development Programme in Norway. The Family Journal, 22(4), 409-418. DOI: 10.1177/1066480714533640en
dc.identifier.issn1552-3950en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1066480714533640en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/596072en
dc.description.abstractFathers are understudied in parent training studies. This study investigates whether mothers and fathers benefit equally from participating in the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) implemented as a community-wide programme in Norway in their parenting behaviour, perceived child difficulties and their psychosocial health. The questionnaire study used a pre-post design comparing 105 mothers and 36 fathers who attended a regular ICDP course. Results showed that the mothers and fathers differed on parenting behaviours prior to the course but showed similar changes, including on emotional and regulative aspects of parenting and autonomy supportive behaviours. However, only the mothers perceived a decrease in their child’s difficulties after the course while the fathers showed a greater increase in behaviours assumed to support the child’s meaning-making and in self-efficacy, and a greater decrease in anxiety after the course. ICDP courses appear to be a useful tool for supporting both mothers and fathers in their parenting role.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://tfj.sagepub.com/content/22/4/409en
dc.subjectFathersen
dc.subjectMothersen
dc.subjectParentingen
dc.subjectPsychosocial well-beingen
dc.subjectICDPen
dc.titleMothers and Fathers Attending the International Child Development Programme in Norwayen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chester; University of Oslo; University College Londonen
dc.identifier.journalThe Family Journalen
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