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[2018, 12-2] A Preliminary Study on the Development of Parenting Competence Self-Report Scale for Parents of Infants
- chief of researchKyungeun Kim
- researchersYoujin Han
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- ISBNISSN 1976-6793
The purpose of this study is to develop a parenting competence evaluation scale for counseling for parents of infants. It examines the factors of parenting competence for counseling for parents with infants to devise a set of scale question items, which provides basic data to test its validity.
Based on precedent studies and the survey of experts with extensive experience in parent counseling, parent competence factors were determined. Afterwards, 111 question items were devised. Based on 69 items after the content validity testing and the primary preliminary study, the secondary preliminary study was conducted with 371 parents of infants. The collected data was tested through exploratory factor analysis and reliability coefficient. The findings led to four sub-factors including “interactive parenting competency,” “cognitive competency,” “parenting efficacy,” and “emotional competency” as well as 32 question items. The findings will serve as basic data to validate a parenting competence scale for counseling for parents of infants and are expected to examine and promote the parenting competence.
Key words: parents of infants, parent counseling, parenting competence, self-report scale