An evaluation of a brief parenting discussion group for parents with difficulty in coping with teenager’s emotion

Ng, Hei Nga Fiona (2011). An evaluation of a brief parenting discussion group for parents with difficulty in coping with teenager’s emotion Honours Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Ng, Hei Nga Fiona
Thesis Title An evaluation of a brief parenting discussion group for parents with difficulty in coping with teenager’s emotion
School, Centre or Institute School of Psychology
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2011-10-12
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Associate Professor Alan Ralph
Total pages 56
Language eng
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Abstract/Summary Emotions regulation is essential for teenager’s healthy and successful development. Adolescents who have difficulties in regulating their affects are at greater risk of having various negative outcomes. As parents play an important role in adolescence development, family intervention programs emerged and have persistently shown to be effective. One example is the Teen Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. However, due to the time commitment and cost, parents who are struggling with teenager’s issues usually do not participate in these interventions. In order to address these barriers, a Discussion Group paradigm is proposed. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether this brief intervention is effective in improving parenting skills and teenagers’ well-being. The participants consisted of 20 parents with adolescent ranged from 12 to 15-year-old. They were concerning with the emotional problems of their teenager children. Parents were randomly allocated to either the intervention condition (a 2-hour discussion group) or the waitlist condition. It was predicted that at post-intervention, parents in the intervention condition would report significantly fewer emotional problems of their teenage children, less use of dysfunctional parenting practices, greater parental self-efficacy, improvements in parent-teenager relationship and parental psychological functioning than parents in the waitlist condition. Contrary to previous findings, after intervention, there was no significant difference between groups in all dependent measures. Limitations and implications were discussed. And finally, suggestions for future research were provided to further investigate whether this type of brief program is sufficient to improve parents and teenager outcomes.
Keyword Parenting discussion group
Coping strategies
Teenager emotions

 
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