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ERIC Number: ED549001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 166
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-4940-8
A Study of the Relationship between Parenting Stress and Spirituality among Mothers of Elementary Children in Selected Korean Churches
Choi, Seong Ji
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Problem: The problem of this study was to determine the relationship between parenting stress and six specified predictor variables of spirituality among mothers of elementary children attending selected Korean Baptist churches located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The specified predictor variables of spirituality were awareness, instability, disappointment, grandiosity, realistic acceptance, and impression management measured by the Spiritual Assessment Inventory (SAI). Procedures: One hundred-six Korean-American mothers of elementary children (1st-5th grades) from eleven Korean Baptist churches located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area completed the survey packet, and one hundred-two were eligible to participate in the study. The survey packet contained a demographic questionnaire, the Parenting Stress Index-Short Form (PSI-SF), and the Spiritual Assessment Inventory (SAI). A multiple regression was conducted to determine the relationship between mothers' parenting stress as measured by PSI-SF and six predictor variables of spirituality as measured by SAI. Findings and Conclusion: The standard multiple regression analysis demonstrated that Awareness, Grandiosity, Realistic Acceptance, and Disappointment of the SAI were not significant predictors of mothers' parenting stress. However, the analysis indicated that Instability was a significant positive predictor of parenting stress, and Impression Management was a significant negative predictor of parenting stress. The result revealed that mothers who scored high on the Instability and who scored low on the Impression Management scale tended to report higher parenting stress level. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Parenting Stress Index