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ERIC Number: EJ871025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
The Influence of Father Education Programs on the Levels of Father Involvement with Children: An Experimental Study
Taskin, Necdet; Erkan, Semra
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v37 p136-148 2009
This study aims to reveal the effects of father education programs on the levels of their involvement with their children aged 2 to 9. The study group comprised 14 fathers who participate in a father education program. The study employed the pre-test-posttest design. Data were collected by using Father Interview Forms. The independent variable of the study is the Father Education Program activity implemented on the study group between the pre- and posttest. Starting from one week after the fathers were given the Father Interview Form as a pretest, the fathers took participated a 10-week education. One week after the education program was complete, the same test was administered once again to the fathers as a posttest. Data obtained from the study were analyzed with the Non-Parametric Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test. The findings have shown that the father education program increased "the frequency of fathers becoming involved with their children's games, going out with their children, having verbal interactions with them, teaching them new things, becoming involved with their daily care, and looking after them at special times". (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey