Date of Last Revision

2015-05-05 09:01:07


Family and Child Development - Child Development

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2015


A wide array of parenting information is readily available to parents. But, not all of this information is correct or credible. A survey of 57 parents was conducted in order to determine the types of parenting information sources most preferred, how often sources were used, and what criteria, if any, were used to evaluate those sources. Results showed that parents were most likely to consult friends and relatives for parenting information, and least likely to consult social media. Overall, it was found that most parents know how to appropriately evaluate the information they receive, but that others rely only on their “gut” instinct. Discussion follows that outlines possible implications for future practice.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Susan Witt

First Reader

Dr. Shannon Zentall

Second Reader

Mrs. Sally Antonucci



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.