ERIC Number: ED243606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
When Parents Need Help with Parenting Are Educators Used as a Resource? No. 19.
A study was made of the characteristics of help provided by educators to North Dakota parents presenting parenting problems and concerns. Dependent variables were frequency of parental requests and educators' perceived ability to be helpful. Data collected from responses to a questionnaire enabled analysis of the differences between dependent variables and (1) school category; (2) willingness of educator to help; (3) sex of educator; (4) marital status of educator; (5) number of children to which educator is a parent; (6) public or private school; (7) position of school personnel; (8) subject assignment; (9) number of years of educational experience; (10) institution from which degree was received; (11) parenting classes offered by school; (12) parenting classes offered by a community organization; (13) building enrollment; and (14) district enrollment. A random sample of 21 North Dakota schools was selected; the sample was stratified by accreditation level and by public or private designation. A total of 376 educators (of approximately 440 possible respondents) completed and returned the questionnaire. Results are discussed, numerous conclusions and recommendations are offered, and the questionnaire is appended. (RH)
Descriptors: Ability, Accreditation (Institutions), Child Rearing, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship, Incidence, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Private Schools, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Personnel, State Surveys, Teacher Participation
Bureau of Educational Research and Services, Box 8158, University Station, Grand Forks, ND 58202 (Report No. 19, $2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.
Identifiers: North Dakota