NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2018, Book 1

Sociology and Healthcare

BENEFITS OF ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS OF PROFESSIONAL PARENTING IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC

PhDr. Elena Gažiková, PhD, Mgr. Gabriela Šeboková, PhD

ABSTRACT

The paper is aimed at the provision of care to children in professional families as an option to provide care to a child in a domestic environment of a professional parent who is an employee of a children’s home. The goal of the research was to find out and describe the benefits of organisational arrangements of professional parenting on the part of children’s homes from the perspective of professional parents and children’s home employees in the Slovak Republic. Using a questionnaire as a research method, the goal was also to find out whether these two groups of respondents will have different perceptions of benefits of organisational arrangements of professional parenting. The results of testing the differences in perception of benefits of organisational arrangements of professional parenting among children’s home employees and professional parents pointed out statistically significant differences in the perception of 6 of 19 examined areas of organisational arrangements. Professional parents perceived the areas “Assistance in organising free time activities (trips, camps)” and “Leading a children’s club” as more beneficial in comparison to children’s home employees. The areas “Coordinating a professional parent in writing a journal“, “Coordinating a professional parent in developing a social work plan”, “Carrying out unannounced visits of children’s home employees in households” and “Salary” were assessed as more beneficial by children’s home employees in comparison to professional parents.

KEYWORDS

children’s home, professional parenting, professional parent, organisational arrangements.

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2018 Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-00-3, BENEFITS OF ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS OF PROFESSIONAL PARENTING IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC, 419-425 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2018/B1/V1/49