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The Effect of Musical Activities Program on Parenting Stress and Depression - Focused on Housewives with Preschool Children
Background/Objectives: This study aims to identify the effect of musical-activities-program on parenting stress and depression of housewives rearing preschoolers. Objectives are 25 for the experimental and 25 for control groups. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: The experimental group participated in the music activities, such as listening to music and singing, for 50 min once a week for 8 weeks, meanwhile the control group was not involved none of these activities. The analysis of the collected sample data for this study was done with SPSS WIN 18.0 program. Findings: The result showed that the experimental group participating in the music activities program revealed statistically significant less parenting stress and depression test scores compared with those of the control group. This result suggests that musical activities provide emotionally supporting program useful to ease parenting stress and depression. Application/Improvements: A further study is required to evaluate more accurately the music activities program, where exogenous variables are controlled.
Depression, Musical Activities Program, Parenting Stress.
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