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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Factors Enhancing the Success of Parents of Head Start Children in Accomplishing Their Goal
by Spencer Witherspoon, Karen, Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2020, 113; 28256368
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the accomplishment of parents’ goals in relation to the self-evaluated competencies of family service workers’ and the parents’ involvement in the Head Start program. This quantitative study sought to explore factors that influences parents’ success in completing a goal. The population consisted of a Head Start program in a rural county. The factors consist of job competencies, contact types, reasons for contact and parent involvement activities. Results from the study showed a significant relationship between parents, completion of goal and competency (actions), face to face and email contact types. Goal discussion and family notifications were also significant. There was not a significant relationship between parent involvement and parents’ goal completed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Finch, Avery, Gaddy, Angeline
Commitee: Patterson, Alice
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Department: Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Tennessee
Source: DAI-A 82/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Early childhood education
Keywords: Family service workers, Head Start, Parent goals
Publication Number: 28256368
ISBN: 9798557094009
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