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The Impact of a Parenting Guidance Programme for Mothers with an Ethnic Minority Background

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Ane-Marthe Solheim Skar ,

Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, NO
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Stephen von Tetzchner,

Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, NO
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Claudine Clucas

Infection & Population Health, University College London; Department of Psychology, University of Chester, GB
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Abstract

The current mixed-method study investigates the effects of a culturally adapted version of the International Child Development Programme (ICDP) with 135 mothers – 29 ethnic Pakistani mothers residing in Norway attending Urdu-language groups and a comparison group of 105 Norwegian mothers attending Norwegian-language groups. All mothers completed questionnaires on parenting and psychosocial health before and after participating in the ICDP programme. In-depth interviews with a subgroup of 12 ethnic Pakistani mothers and 8 ethnic Norwegian mothers were analysed using thematic analysis. Before the ICDP programme, the Urdu-speaking mothers spent more time with the child, scored higher on distant child management and reported poorer mental health. Most changes over time were similar but significant for the Norwegian-speaking group only, which might imply that the minority mothers were in the process of change. In the interviews, the Urdu-speaking mothers’ emphasized enhanced communication and regulation as well as enhanced family relationships and life quality, whereas the Norwegian-speaking group told about increased consciousness and empowerment, and a more positive focus.
How to Cite: Skar, A.-M.S., von Tetzchner, S. and Clucas, C., 2014. The Impact of a Parenting Guidance Programme for Mothers with an Ethnic Minority Background. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 4(3), pp.108–117. DOI: http://doi.org/10.2478/njmr-2014-0020
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Published on 01 Sep 2014.
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