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A psycho-educational programme to enhance the efficacy of parents of adolescents

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dc.contributor.advisor Schulze, Salome en
dc.contributor.author Kerr, Pamela Pearl en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:52:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:52:05Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:52:05Z
dc.date.submitted 2008-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1361
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to develop, implement and evaluate a psycho-educational programme to enhance the efficacy of parents of adolescents. Thus, the research project can be identified as formative, evaluative research. To this end, an investigation was undertaken to determine how the efficacy of parents of adolescents could be enhanced through an understanding of: * the life phase of adolescence; * the life phase of parents of adolescents; * the role of parents of adolescents; * factors influencing the parenting of adolescents (e.g., generational effects and the influence of family structure on parenting); * the challenges facing adolescents and their parents which may hamper parenting efficacy; * factors which assist parents of adolescents to overcome challenges and improve their parenting efficacy; * parenting skills which foster parenting efficacy; and * the nature of a psycho-educational programme which could enhance the efficacy of parents of adolescents. A literature study provided the theoretical background to the development of the above mentioned programme. In the next phase of the study, a psycho-educational programme was developed based on the literature review, a study of similar programmes and a pilot study conducted with parents. The programme aimed at helping parents to become aware of their parenting practices, to encourage them to increase knowledge and understanding of themselves and of their adolescent children and to develop personal strategies and skills to cope with parenting challenges. The programme was implemented with a group of 21 parents of adolescents (five fathers and sixteen mothers) living in George, South Africa during sessions held once per week over a period of six weeks. Participants were divided into three groups: six single parents; eight parents of nuclear families; and seven parents from blended-extended families. Data was collected qualitatively during each meeting. In addition, focus groups were conducted at the end of the six weeks. The findings indicated that the programme enhanced the efficacy of the participating parents in supporting the development of their adolescent children. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 251 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Parenting adolescents en
dc.subject Psycho-educational programme en
dc.subject Challenges of adolescence en
dc.subject Parenting efficacy en
dc.subject Parenting skills en
dc.subject Erikson's psycho-social stages en
dc.subject Generational theory en
dc.subject Family structure en
dc.subject.ddc 306.8740968737
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescent psychology -- South Africa -- George
dc.subject.lcsh Parenting -- South Africa -- George
dc.subject.lcsh Parent and child -- South Africa -- George
dc.subject.lcsh Parents -- Services for -- South Africa -- George
dc.subject.lcsh Parents -- Counseling of -- South Africa -- George
dc.subject.lcsh Teenagers -- Family relationships -- South Africa -- George
dc.subject.lcsh Parents -- South Africa -- George -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Teenagers -- South Africa -- George -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Child development -- South Africa -- George
dc.title A psycho-educational programme to enhance the efficacy of parents of adolescents en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.email djagegjj@unisa.ac.za en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en
dc.description.degree D.Ed (Psychology of Education) en


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