ERIC Number: ED056813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Information and Services Obtained and Desired by Parents of Adolescents.
Klemer, Richard H.; Kivett, Vira R.
The 3 main objectives of this study, the fourth and final phase of an investigation to determine the information and services obtained and desired by rural parents during 4 stages of child rearing, were to determine: (1) the sources from which parents of adolescents received information and services regarding child care and development; (2) the types of information and services received; and (3) the types of sources of information for which parents expressed a need. Forty-five free-recall and forced-choice questions were asked of 408 rural mothers of children aged 13 to 19 selected at random from school records from a 3-county area in North Carolina. Included among the findings were the following: that reading materials, the school, and the church were the most frequent sources of assistance to mothers in rearing their adolescents; reading was a more common practice among the better educated mothers; poorer educated mothers showed little initiative or desire to contact the school for assistance; mothers in general exhibited little concern for their adolescents' sexual development, yet the types of publications the mothers would most like to receive were related to dating and marriage; and the social concern most prevalent among mothers was youth's irresponsibility. A related document is ED 029 109. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro. School of Home Economics.; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers: North Carolina