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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Life Skills Program on parenting stress and family function for middle-schooler's parents. A quasi-experimental design was used in the study that measured pre- and post-intervention parameters in two groups. Purposive sampling method with constructive questionnaire was adopted to recruit 113 middle-schooler's parent. The experimental group participated a period of 4-6 weeks Life Skills Program intervention that consisted of 100 minutes once a week. The data was analyzed through t-test, Chi-square, and ANCOVA. Reflection interview was used to collect the evaluations of Life Skills Program intervention from experimental group. The results revealed that the parenting stress of total score, the subscale scores and the family function of each subscale scores had no significant difference between two groups. However, the total score, parenting distress subscale score, the parent-child dysfunctional interaction subscale score of parenting stress and the conflict subscale score, the communication subscale score of family function had significant improvement from pre- to post- intervention in the experimental group. Furthermore, most cases in experimental group thought life skills were very helpful to themselves and their parent-child relationship had improved by this intervention. This study offered school nurses suggestions about managing parental stress and family function for parents of middle-school students.
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