• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 7, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

The Effect of Musical Activities Programs on Parenting Efficacy and Resilience of Mothers with Preschool Children


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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