ERIC Number: ED339541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Parents as Leaders: Self-Efficacy Study. Final Report.
The Parents as Leaders (PAL) program involved 195 parents of Head Start children in western Kentucky. The goals of the program were to: (1) use the expertise of veteran Head Start parents; (2) study the role of self-efficacy in parent involvement; and (3) identify ways of enhancing the participation of parents not involved in Head Start activities. Seven veteran Head Start parents attended leadership training sessions and then taught parent participants in Head Start classes child development principles and model ways of working with children. Self-efficacy measures were given to Head Start parents in August and again in December. Parent involvement was also measured. Results indicated that: (1) significantly more parents from PAL classes than from non-PAL classes participated in Head Start activities; (2) parents from PAL classes contributed significantly more hours to volunteer work than parents from non-PAL classes; and (3) there was no difference between pre- and post-test self-efficacy scores. The effect of an incentive program on parent participation was also examined. Results indicated a significant increase in parent volunteer activity. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Murray Board of Education, KY. Murray Head Start.
Identifiers: Kentucky (West); Parents as Leaders Program KY; Project Head Start
Note: Cover title is: Parents as Leaders. Innovative Project.