HAYEF: Journal of Education

An Evaluation of the Effect of Marmara Family Skills Education Program on Parent’s Self-Efficacy Levels and Support Skills


Department of Preschool Education, Marmara University, Ataturk Faculty of Education, İstanbul, Turkey

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2021; 18: 116-149
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2021.20047
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The Marmara Family Skills Education Program (MFSEP) is an early intervention program that provides services to families with 0- to 3-year-old children, using face-to-face and distance education technologies. This study aims to analyze the effect of MFSEP on parent self efficacy and their skills in promoting the growth of their children. In the research conducted in cooperation with the Marmara University and Mersin Yenişehir Municipality, 17 and 15 volunteer families made up the experimental and control groups, respectively. In other words, the study group comprised a total of 32 families. During the research process, MFSEP material was given to the families in the experimental group, and the MFSEP was implemented with 12 sessions over 9 weeks. The families in the control group were not given the material and were not included in the sessions. MFSEP implementations were carried out with a hybrid model where face-to-face and distance education technologies are used together. The families in the experimental and control groups were subject to pretest and posttest applications at the beginning and end of the sessions, respectively. Moreover, qualitative data were gathered from the families in the experimental group through a semistructured interview form. The results of this study indicated that MFSEP participants differed with respect to self-efficacy levels statistically and that MFSEP made a positive and significant contribution to the development levels of the children of MFSEP participants owing to the developmental activities that were offered and implemented by parents with their children at home.

Cite this article as: Ural, O., Polat, Ö., Bilgin, H., Ünsal, F. Ö., Küçükoğlu, E., Çelik, B., Özkabak Yıldız, T., & Kutluata, A. (2021). An Evaluation of the Effect of Marmara Family Skills Education Program on Parent’s Self-Efficacy Levels and Support Skills. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 18(2), 116-149.

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