Parent and Administrator Perceptions of a Parents as Teachers Program (PAT) in Petal, Mississippi

Jones, Victoria Roseanne (2015) Parent and Administrator Perceptions of a Parents as Teachers Program (PAT) in Petal, Mississippi. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Melissa Bass from Public Policy Leadership, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis is about the perceptions of the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program in Petal, Mississippi. In order to gauge these perceptions, I developed a survey for the parents in the program and a survey for the parent educators (program administrators). The parent surveys were administered during home visits and the administrator surveys at a monthly staff meeting. I used thematic coding to analyze the qualitative data and SPSS for the quantitative data. I found that the administrators had accurate perceptions about the parents' income and marital status, but not their age. The parents and administrators were very satisfied with the program, but felt that more families needed to know about it. Overall, the PAT program is perceived as a benefit for the families that are involved with the program, and more publicity about the program can help more families find out about it.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Jones, Victoria Roseanne
Student's Degree Program(s): Public Policy Leadership
Thesis Advisor: Melissa Bass
Thesis Advisor's Department: Public Policy Leadership
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Victoria Jones
Date Deposited: 06 May 2015 19:38
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 19:38
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/339

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