The protocol for a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a brief intervention for parents of children experiencing sibling conflict

Pickering, John A. and Sanders, Matthew R. (2015) The protocol for a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a brief intervention for parents of children experiencing sibling conflict. Clinical Psychologist, 20 2: 86-93. doi:10.1111/cp.12051


Author Pickering, John A.
Sanders, Matthew R.
Title The protocol for a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a brief intervention for parents of children experiencing sibling conflict
Journal name Clinical Psychologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1742-9552
1328-4207
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/cp.12051
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 20
Issue 2
Start page 86
End page 93
Total pages 8
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background
Conflict among siblings is linked with potentially lifelong social, cognitive, and behavioural problems. Parents of siblings play a crucial role in the development of both the positive and negative relationships of their children. Despite this, relatively few parenting programmes specifically address how to manage sibling relationships marked by elevated levels of conflict.

Methods
This article presents the rationale, protocol, and potential implications of a randomised controlled trial evaluating a tailored version of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program for managing sibling conflict. This body of research seeks to illustrate how an evidence-based parenting intervention can be successfully deployed to reduce rates of sibling conflict while improving children's social, emotional, and behavioural problems and enhancing parent competence and confidence.

Conclusions
Although sibling conflict is among the most widely reported and frequently cited concerns for parents, this is the first time a Triple P intervention has been used to target sibling conflict directly. If the intervention is found to be effective, it is hypothesised that the availability of an evidence-based parenting programme focusing on sibling conflict will be highly appealing to parents and help engender a further destigmatisation of the notion of parents seeking parenting support.
Keyword Intervention
Parenting
Protocol
Sibling conflict
Triple P
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Online ahead of print

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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