Parents’ perception about children’s academic stress and child care related issues

Deb, Sibnath, Aneesh, Kumar, Bhattacharyya, Banhishikha, & Sun, Jiandong (2012) Parents’ perception about children’s academic stress and child care related issues. Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 3(3), pp. 608-612.

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Abstract

The present study intends to understand the parents' perception about children's academic stress and child care related issues. A group of 139 parents, 68 fathers and 71 mothers, participated in the study voluntarily and they were selected following convenience sampling technique. In order to achieve the objective of the study, a specially designed semi-structured questionnaire was used. Findings disclosed that about one-third of the fathers (29.4%) and one-tenth of the mothers (9.9%) frankly admitted that they could not provide quality care and guidance to their children and in this regard significant difference was observed between fathers and mothers (p<.05). More than four-fifth of the parents stated that they should be friendly with their children so that children feel comfortable to share their personal issues with them. More than one-fifth fathers (27.9%) and one-fourth mothers (16.9%) applied corporal punishment as they believed it is necessary to discipline them and/or for better academic performance.

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ID Code: 65194
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: parents, perception, academic stress, child care
ISSN: 2229-5356
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Indian Association of Health, Research and Welfare
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2013 01:30
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 04:38

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