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A Qualitative Study on the Perceived Value of Emotional Intelligence Training on Foster Parents
by Johnson, Omar Shere, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2020, 147; 28156460
Abstract (Summary)

The experiences of a child in the foster care system rely heavily on the preparedness of the foster parent. For decades, researchers and practitioners have written about the challenges that foster children face while in the foster care system and discussed ways to assist them. This research discusses another way to improve the preparedness of a foster child as they go through the foster care system—improving the parenting skills of the foster parent using emotional intelligence. The entirety of this study is the analysis and study of this specific research question, “What perceived impact can emotional intelligence training (IV) have on how licensed foster parents treat children in their homes (DV)?” The researcher’s hypothesis was “If states offered emotional intelligence training for foster parents, then their parenting skills would improve.” After using surveys to question foster parents in North and South Carolina, the research concluded that foster parents strongly believed they would greatly benefit from incorporating a comprehensive emotional intelligence training program into the training regimen. The researcher concludes the study by developing a shell emotional intelligence training program aimed to maximize the potential of each foster parent as they care for children in their home.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Berna, Dustin
Commitee: Katz, Neil, McKay, Judith
School: Nova Southeastern University
Department: Conflict Resolution Studies
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 82/8(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Adult education, Educational psychology
Keywords: Perceived value, Emotional intelligence training, Foster parents
Publication Number: 28156460
ISBN: 9798569958566
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