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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2016;22(3):117-127.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2016.22.3.117    Published online September 27, 2016.
Factors Influencing Parental Satisfaction of Mothers with Preschool Children
Hye Min Jeong, Hye Young Kim
1Kunsan College of Nursing, Gunsan, Korea.
2College of Nursing · Research Institute of Nursing Science, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea. tcellkim@jbnu.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of the study was to identify degrees of parenting stress, parenting efficacy, parenting behavior and parental satisfaction, and to identify factors influencing parenting satisfaction of mothers who had preschool children.
METHODS
The research participants were 176 mothers. All of mothers had preschool children, aged 2 to 6 years old, and attended one of 3 day care centers or 2 Kindergartens located in J city. Data were collected by convenience sampling using self-report questionnaires which contained items on general characteristics, parenting stress, parenting efficacy, parenting behavior, and parenting satisfaction. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, correlation, and multiple regression.
RESULTS
The average level of parenting satisfaction of mothers with preschool children was 5.38±0.79. Positive parenting behavior and affective parenting efficacy were verified factors influencing parental satisfaction. These factors accounted for 41.4% of parental satisfaction.
CONCLUSION
The results indicate that positive parenting behavior and affective parenting efficacy have the biggest impact on parental satisfaction. The results of this study provide the basic data for the development of parental education program aimed at improving parental satisfaction of mothers who have preschool children.
Key Words: Parents; Personal satisfaction; Psychological stress; Self-efficacy; Behavior


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