ERIC Number: EJ691503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-1
Parental Involvement and Spousal Satisfaction with Division of Early Childcare in Turkish Families with Normal Children and Children with Special Needs
Ozgun, Ozkan; Honig, Alice Sterling
Early Child Development and Care, v175 n3 p259-270 Apr 2005
In this low-income Turkish sample, parents reported on father and mother division of childcare labor and satisfaction with division. Regardless of whether they were rearing typical or atypical children, mothers reported a higher level of involvement than fathers in every domain of childcare. In general, both mothers and fathers reported slight dissatisfaction with their own level of participation in childcare. Across groups, all mothers were significantly more dissatisfied (than their spouses were with their level of participation) with the fathers' level of participation in childcare. Best predictors of parental involvement were parent's employment status, satisfaction with partner level of involvement, and parent educational level.
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Spouses, Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, Parent Role, Disabilities, Satisfaction, Gender Differences, Individual Characteristics, Predictor Variables, Low Income Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey