Association of Family Well-Being Parenting Style and Child Care in Southern Division Kabale District.

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Kabale University


The study explored the association between family well-being parenting style and child care in Southern Division Kabale District, Uganda. The research questions addressed were: to examine the relationship between family wellbeing and child care, to establish the relationship between family wellbeing and parenting, and to determine the association between family wellbeing, parenting, and child care in the Kabale district. From the 231 questionnaires distributed in the parishes a total of 165 were collected and used in the analysis. Data was collected through questionnaires and interviews. The research used a cross-sectional study design. Research findings showed that family well-being includes the safety, health, and financial stability of all family members, promoting well-being involves understanding and addressing child, youth, and caregiver functioning in physical, behavioral, social, and cognitive areas, clearly the most important characteristic is the health status of the parents, which declines with age, that marital status, employment, and the presence of young children in the household are three factors that often are thought to be associated with a decreased ability or willingness of daughters to provide care, Parents/caregivers have been forced to figure out ways to meet their families' most basic needs despite job insecurity, income loss, acute concerns about health and safety, emotional distress among both parents/caregivers and their children is higher in families facing more material hardship. The study concludes that as expected, the higher the authoritative style was, the lower the parents' perception of a difficult child and referred problems. On the contrary, parents who reported higher scores in the authoritarian style reported that their children were particularly difficult, and they reported higher difficulties in their children. Both mothers and fathers showed the same pattern. Therefore, being authoritative has an indirect protective effect on a child's behavioral problems, because it is related to less perception of a difficult child. On the contrary, being authoritarian increases the child's problems, also because parents consider more difficult their children. This is true for mothers and fathers, although, mothers were significantly more influenced by the perception of their child as difficult. The study recommends that awareness through seminars should be provided to the communities to equip the population with the knowledge to handle their children. The government through the Ministry of gender should sensitize the masses in case of such issues as poor child care to equip the community with special knowledge of handling the situation. Kabale district should also sensitize the communities about the effects of domestic violence on children



Association, Family Well-Being, Parenting Style, Child Care, Kabale District


Niyomigisha, Saviour (2022). Association of Family Well-Being Parenting Style and Child Care in Southern Division Kabale District. Kabale: Kabale University.