Report

Parenting Information Project: volume three

1 Jun 2004
DOI

http://doi.org/10.4225/50/5552F1CA8AC54
Description

This research forms part of Phase 1 of the Parenting Information Project, one of the aims of which was to develop the evidence base around early childhood and positive parenting by identifying:

  • the information that was available to Australian parents;
  • the information needs of Australian parents; and
  • effective mechanisms for addressing these needs.

The objectives of the research were to identify the views of parents of children aged 0-5 years, in relation to: 

  • their information and related support needs;
  • the extent to which these needs were being addressed; and
  • their preferred means of obtaining information.

A number of specific special needs parent groups were examined in the research, including:

  • fathers;
  • parents from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities;
  • parents of children with a disability;
  • single parents;
  • grandparents with a significant caring role; and
  • people expecting their first child.

The research was conducted through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods:

  • a structured program of 35 focus groups, conducted in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria; and II
  • a large-scale national telephone survey, covering metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in all States and Territories.
Publication Details
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DOI: 
10.4225/50/5552F1CA8AC54
Published year only: 
2004
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