An evaluation of the efficacy of a brief radio podcast Triple P-Positive Parenting Program

Helen Tometzki (2011). An evaluation of the efficacy of a brief radio podcast Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Honours Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Helen Tometzki
Thesis Title An evaluation of the efficacy of a brief radio podcast Triple P-Positive Parenting Program
School, Centre or Institute School of Psychology
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2011-10-12
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Dr Alina Morawska
Total pages 93
Language eng
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Abstract/Summary Objective: Behavioural parenting programs, such as the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, are effective in changing child behaviour problems and dysfunctional parenting styles. However, current methods of administering even brief parenting interventions cannot reach every parent. The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a radio series in Brisbane that aired parenting advice based on Triple P. Method: Parents of children aged 2 to 10 years, with concerns about their child’s behavioural or emotional adjustment were recruited. 97 parents were randomly assigned to either an intervention or waitlist control condition. The mean age of parents was 37.11 years and were predominantly mothers, and the mean age of children was 6.05 years. All parents completed pre-intervention questionnaires. Parents in the intervention condition listened to 7 Triple P podcasts online over 2 weeks and were given a further 2 weeks to implement the strategies they had learned. Four weeks after completing the pre-intervention questionnaire all participants completed the post-intervention questionnaire. Results: The results found significant differences between the conditions, such that parents in the intervention condition improved on measures of child behavioural and adjustment problems, parental self-efficacy and parenting style from pre- to post-intervention, significantly more than parents in the control condition. Conclusion: These results suggest that brief radio and online behavioural parenting programs are effective and have the potential to reach a wider proportion of parents experiencing disruptive child behaviour problems. Limitations, clinical significance and future research suggestions are discussed.
Keyword Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
Efficacy of radio podcast
Dysfunctional parenting styles
Child behaviour problems

 
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