An evaluation of the efficacy of a triple P-Positive parenting program podcast series

Morawska, Alina, Tometzki, Helen and Sanders, Matthew R. (2014) An evaluation of the efficacy of a triple P-Positive parenting program podcast series. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 35 2: 128-137. doi:10.1097/DBP.0000000000000020

Author Morawska, Alina
Tometzki, Helen
Sanders, Matthew R.
Title An evaluation of the efficacy of a triple P-Positive parenting program podcast series
Journal name Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1536-7312
Publication date 2014-02
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000020
Open Access Status
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 128
End page 137
Total pages 10
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: Parenting programs based on cognitive-behavioral and social learning principles are effective in changing child behavior problems and parenting styles. However, such programs typically have limited population reach. The current study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a brief radio series that provided parenting advice based on the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program.

Method: One hundred thirty-nine parents of children aged 2 to 10 years who had concerns about their child’s behavioral and/or emotional adjustment were recruited, randomly assigned to either an intervention or waitlist control group, and completed online self-report measures. Parents in the intervention group were given access to seven Triple P podcasts online over a period of 2 weeks.

Results: Parents in the intervention group improved significantly more than parents in the control group, from pre- to postintervention, on measures of child behavioral problems and parenting style, self-efficacy, and confidence. These short-term intervention effects were maintained at the 6-month follow-up.

Conclusion: These results suggest that brief radio and online parenting programs can be effective and have the potential to reach a large proportion of parents experiencing child behavior problems. Limitations, clinical significance, and future research suggestions are discussed.
Keyword Parenting
Mass media
Child behavior
Online intervention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Publication date February/March 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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