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Family and Child Development - Child Development
Bachelor of Arts
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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.
Dr. Susan Witt
Dr. Shannon Zentall
Mrs. Sally Antonucci
Stephens, June E., "Parent Preferences and Evaluations of Various Parenting Resources" (2015). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 99.