Abstract: Optimization of children development through good parenting is an important effort to be able to embody a qualified generation. However, in fisherman families, dysfunctional parenting practices are prevalent. This research aimed to study the effect of fisherman community-based psychological intervention on the increase of parenting quality. The research hypothesis was that there are differences in the dysfunctional parenting before and after storytelling skill and positive parenting training. An action research was conducted through needs analysis phase involving 25 fisherman families followed by phases of drafting an intervention, implementing the intervention, reflection and evaluation of the intervention, designing an improved intervention, implementing the improved intervention, reflection and evaluation of the improved intervention and making recommendations. The research results showed that there was significant decrease in dysfunctional parenting after getting storytelling skill and positive parenting training (lax discipline aspects: t = -4.27; p<0.001; overreactivity aspects: t = -6.01; p<0.001 and verbosity aspects: t = -5.65; p<0.001). The sustainability of intervention implementation requires supports of government officials and village institutions.
Tina Afiatin and Arri Handayani, 2017. Parenting in Fisherman Families: An Action Research. The Social Sciences, 12: 2096-2104.