108-2410-H-030 -046 -SSS
The Content Construction, Implementation and Effects of Parenting Newsletters for New Parents
Ministry of Science and Technology
Fu-jen Catholic University
Fu Jen Catholic University Department of Child and Family Studies
first-time mothers, infant and toddler, needs for parenting education, parenting efficacy, Parenting joy
Based on Bronfenbrenner\'s microsystems concepts in the ecological theory, Super and Harkness\'s developmental niche and parenting educators’ framework, the research tried to investigate the needs and efficacy of parenting education for the first-time new mothers. The research was to understand the needs of the first-time new parents, construct the native parenting education contents. In order to overcome the limitations of the past studies, this study also tried to collect the culture sensitive and native parenting education data. The research participants for the need and efficacy assessment on parenting education consisted of first-time new mothers invited and recruited from infant and toddler care centers in New Taipei, Taoyuan and Taipei cities. Participants were 372 new mothers invited from infant and toddler care centers. All participants completed the needs of parenting education, parenting efficacy, parenting joy and family background information. The data were analyzed by content and factor analyses, and correlations to explore the results. It was expected that the research could provide the useful information for the interested scholars to study the contents and needs of the first-time parenting education. Practical suggestions and implications were made for government, child/infant care and family parenting education policies, as well as for practitioners.