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ERIC Number: EJ1178973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-0998
Training of Parental Scaffolding in High-Socio-Economic Status Families: How Do Parents of Full- and Preterm-Born Toddlers Benefit?
Gärtner, Kim Angeles; Vetter, Verena Clara; Schäferling, Michaela; Reuner, Gitta; Hertel, Silke
British Journal of Educational Psychology, v88 n2 p300-322 Jun 2018
Background: Preterm children have an increased risk regarding self-regulation development. Given the strong link between parenting behaviour (i.e., scaffolding and sensitivity) and children's self-regulation, parental training presents a promising way to counteract the negative consequences of preterm birth. Aims: We explored the effectiveness of parental training by comparing a basic scaffolding training and a combined scaffolding/sensitivity training to an active treatment-control group (stress management). Basic and combined treatments should increase parents' domain-specific self-efficacy (DSSE) and beliefs on parental co-regulation and the promotion of learning (BCL) more than the control treatment should. No such differences were expected for parents' domain-general self-efficacy (DGSE). We examined whether parents of preterm and full-term children benefitted equally from training conditions. Sample(s): A total of 87 parents of full-term and 35 parents of preterm toddlers (24-36 months of age, corrected for prematurity) participated. Methods: Based on a quasi-experimental pre-test--post-test follow-up design, parents were randomly assigned to treatments. A multimethod approach was applied, including self-report, parent-child interactions, and standardized behavioural tasks. The presented study is limited to questionnaire data on parents' DGSE, DSSE, and BCL. Results: An overall increase resulted from pre- to post-test and/or follow-up. Parents' BCL changed significantly stronger in the combined training than in the control group. Parents of preterm and full-term children benefitted equally from basic and combined training. Conclusions: The combined training enhanced BCL among parents of full-term and preterm children the most. If such training also yields improvement on the behavioural level, this finding will advance preterm aftercare.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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