ERIC Number: ED445779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-28
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Families of Head Start Children: What Do We Know?
Singh, Delar K.
This study investigated the diverse family systems of Head Start children, specifically: (1) Do families of Caucasian and African American Head Start children experience parenting stress?; (2) Is perceived lack of parental competence associated with child-related stress in families of African American and Caucasian Head Start children?; and (3) Is there a relationship between African American and Caucasian mothers' perceived level of parental competence and educational level? Seventy mothers of African American background and 70 of Caucasian background were randomly selected from Head Start participants and administered the Parenting Stress Index and a demographic questionnaire. Findings showed that both African American and Caucasian mothers experienced parenting stress within the normal range; those mothers who felt more incompetent as parents felt more stressed; and African American and Caucasian mothers with more education felt more competent as parents. (Contains 17 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Parenting Stress Index