The impact of a parenting guidance programme for mothers with an ethnic minority background
AffiliationUniversity of Oslo; University of Oslo; University College London; University College London
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AbstractThe current mixed-method study investigates the effects of a culturally adapted version of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) with 135 mothers – 29 ethnic Pakistani mothers residing in Norway attending Urdu-language groups and a comparison group of 105 Norwegian mothers attending Norwegian-language groups. All mothers completed questionnaires on parenting and psychosocial health before and after attending the ICDP programme. In-depth interviews with a subgroup of 12 ethnic Pakistani mothers and 8 ethnic Norwegian mothers were analysed using thematic analysis. Before the ICDP programme, the Urdu-speaking mothers spent more time with the child, scored higher on distant child management and reported poorer mental health. Most changes over time were similar but significant for the Norwegian-speaking group only, which might imply that the minority mothers were in the process of change. In the interviews, the Urdu-speaking mothers’ emphasized enhanced communication and regulation, enhanced family relationships and life quality, whereas the Norwegian-speaking group told about increased consciousness and empowerment, and a more positive focus.
CitationSkar, A.-M. S., von Tetzchner, S., Clucas, C., & Sherr, L. (2014). The impact of a parenting guidance programme for mothers with an ethnic minority background. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 4(3), 108-117. https://doi.org/10.2478/njmr-2014-0020
PublisherHelsinki University Press
SponsorsFunded by the Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion.
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