About the project
This Ph.D. project is part of a research project called ““New Families” – innovation and development of the Child Health Service in Oslo”, which is a collaborative project between the Oslo municipality, VID, the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
New families (NF) is an early intervention program based on home visits by public health nurses during pregnancy and the first two years after birth. The program comes in addition to the traditional program in the Child Health Services (CHS) and is formed by the parent’s needs. The aim of the intervention is to strengthen the parent's coping ability and confidence in parenting. The intervention has a salutogenetic perspective, with focus on resource mobilization and parental support work. The NF intervention was implemented in all of Oslo's 15 districts in 2019.
The aim of this Ph.D. project is to explore the concept of parental self-efficacy related to first-time parents, both mothers and fathers, and their transition into parenthood and to investigate if the NF intervention impact first-time parent’s parental self-efficacy.
Becoming a parent for the first time is a huge transition and research shows that a parent’s parental self-efficacy has impact on the parent’s quality of life and their parental behaviour, which in the second run impact their children’s health and development.
The PHD project will use both qualitative and quantitative data and to explore the concept of parental self-efficacy a scoping review will be conducted.
Master of nursing with a community health perspective – specialization in public health nursing
Community Health Services, VID