The Effect of Level of Parenting Stress towards Mother-Child Interaction Quality: A Study on Mothers with Toddler from Poverty Family

Abstract

This research was conducted to explain the effect of level of parenting stress towards mother-child interaction quality in mothers with toddler form poverty family. This research used the mixed method design for collecting data. Quantitative method used in order to analyzed the effect of level of parenting stress towards mother-child interaction quality. Level of parenting stress was measured by Parenting Stress Index-Short Form (PSI-SF) and mother-child interaction quality was measured by Parenting Interaction with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO). Qualitative method executed by observation and interview in order to obtain the comprehensive overview about mother-child behavior. The participants of this research are 71 pairs of mothers and children age 12 ' 36 months who came from poverty families. The main results of this research showed that level of parenting stress did not significantly affect the quality of mother-child interaction (F = 0.518, p>0,05, insignificant at L.o.S 0,05) because of several unique cases and factors.



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Dhisty Azlia Firnady, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Rini Hildayani, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

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Conference: ACP2016
Stream: Qualitative/Quantitative Research in any other area of Psychology

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