Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 7, Pages: 1-7
Division of Health Science, Baekseok University, Korea; [email protected]
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of musical activities program on the parenting efficacy and resilience of mothers with preschool children. Data collection was conducted from a total of 53 mothers, including 27 for the experimental group and 26 for the control group, of a Women's Health Centre in C city from January 6 to February 24, 2014. The experimental group participated in a musical activities program focused on music appreciation and singing for a total of 8 sessions, for 50 minutes a session, once a week and for 8 weeks; the control group did not participate in any program. The musical activities program given to the experimental group was carried out in this order: music listening for relaxation → music listening → singing. According to the findings of the study, the experimental group that had musical activities program showed a statistically significant increase in the parenting efficacy and resilience compared to the control group. It is offered that, through the findings of this study, the musical activities program serve as a useful emotional support program to increase the parenting efficacy and resilience for mothers who are nurturing preschool children.
Keywords: Mother with Preschool Children, Musical Activities Program, Parenting Efficacy, Resilience
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