Parent and adolescent effects of a universal group program for the parenting of adolescents

Chu, Joanna Ting Wai, Bullen, Pat, Farruggia, Susan P., Dittman, Cassandra K. and Sanders, Matthew R. (2014) Parent and adolescent effects of a universal group program for the parenting of adolescents. Prevention Science, 16 4: 609-620. doi:10.1007/s11121-014-0516-9

Author Chu, Joanna Ting Wai
Bullen, Pat
Farruggia, Susan P.
Dittman, Cassandra K.
Sanders, Matthew R.
Title Parent and adolescent effects of a universal group program for the parenting of adolescents
Journal name Prevention Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1389-4986
Publication date 2014-11-06
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11121-014-0516-9
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 4
Start page 609
End page 620
Total pages 12
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract There is growing support for the large-scale implementation of parenting programs for the prevention of child behavior disorders and child maltreatment in younger children. However, there is only limited evidence on the efficacy of parenting programs in modifying risk and protective factors relating to adolescent behavior problems. This study examined the efficacy of Group Teen Triple P (GTTP), an eight-session parenting program specifically designed for parents of young adolescents. Seventy-two families with adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years were randomly assigned to either GTTP (n = 35) or a care as usual (CAU) control condition (n = 37). Compared to CAU parents, parents who received GTTP reported significant improvements in parenting practices, parenting confidence, the quality of family relationships, and fewer adolescent problem behaviors at post-intervention. Several of the parent-reported effects were corroborated by reports from adolescents, including decreases in parent–adolescent conflict and increases in parental monitoring. Adolescents whose parents participated in GTTP also reported significantly fewer behavioral problems than adolescents in the CAU condition. Many of these improvements were maintained at 6-month follow-up.
Keyword Parenting program
Problem behavior
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 6 November 2014.

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