ERIC Number: ED300134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Findings from an Evaluation of a Comprehensive Parent Education Program for School-Age Parents.
Braun, Maureen H.; Fuscaldo, Diane P.
This study evaluates the impact of the Parent Linking Project III (PLP III) on its participants. The PLP III is a comprehensive program for teenage mothers which offers workshops in parenting, mother-child interaction, and vocational awareness, and provides day care services that allow teen mothers to take the opportunity to complete their high school education. The subjects of the study were 23 black teenage mothers aged 15-18 years, and their children aged 5-48 months. The Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory, the Nursing Child Assessment Teaching Scale, and the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory were administered before and after participation in the project to determine the project's impact on participants' parenting attitudes, mother-child interaction skills, and self-esteem. It was found that the mean response scores increased favorably for inappropriate expectations of the child, lack of empathy for the child, corporal punishment, and role reversal. The results indicate a need for early and comprehensive intervention programs for teenage mothers and their children. The study concludes with list of 21 references. (RJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the meeting on "Families: A National Resource, a National Priority" (Chicago, IL, October 6-9, 1988).