Ärligt talat så har jag det som krävs för att vara en bra förälder!: En studie om hur föräldrars generella hälsotillstånd påverkar den upplevda föräldrakompetensen
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Background: Good health at community and individual levels are key policy priorities. These priorities can be shown through supporting parents about various different healthy lifestyle choices. In order to know where interventions are needed, it is of interest to study how parents generally feel and how they perceive their parenting.
Aim: To study how parents rate their own health and parenting skills, and examine whether there is any correlation between perceived general health and perceived parental competence. Further, this study will show whether there is a correlation between rate of perceived general health and rate of perceived parental competence when it comes to gender.
Method: 64 questionnaires were collected at strategic open kindergartens in the municipality of Uppsala. The questionnaires were distributed to the parents present and who chose to participate in this study.
Main result: The result of this study shows that parents have a high rate of general health. A weak correlation between rate of perceived general health and rate of perceived parental competence were found. However a clear correlation between rate of perceived general health and rate of perceived parental competence could be seen of fathers, while the mothers are unrelated.
Conclusion: Parents in Uppsala seems to feel generally well and believe they are capable parents. It also appears that these two factors are interrelated so that parents who are doing well also generally feel better in their parenting. More and major studies are needed to obtain a general and trustworthy result.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 38 p.
Self-reported parenting skills, self-reported general health, parenting support
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214693OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-214693DiVA: diva2:685354
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