ERIC Number: EJ1049807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Single Session Email Consultation for Parents: An Evaluation of Its Effect on Empowerment
Nieuwboer, Christa C.; Fukkink, Ruben G.; Hermanns, Jo M. A.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v43 n1 p131-143 2015
This study evaluated the effect of single session email consultation (SSEC) on empowerment of parents. Practitioners in a control group (n = 19) received no training and practitioners in an experimental group (n = 21) were trained to use empowerment-oriented techniques in online consultation. Parental empowerment was measured (n = 96) through a questionnaire based on the Family Empowerment Scale before and after receiving advice from a trained or a non-trained practitioner. Parents showed a significant increase in the subscale of self-confidence (Cohen's d = 0.33). Study findings lend support to the feasibility of SSEC as a brief intervention to improve self-confidence of parents. A training for practitioners did not influence the outcomes.
Descriptors: Empowerment, Consultation Programs, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Training Methods, Questionnaires, Parent Education, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Novices, Self Efficacy, Parent Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Intervention, Competence, Content Analysis, Transcripts (Written Records), Pretests Posttests, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands