Dealing with Disobedience: An Evaluation of a Brief Parenting Intervention for Young Children Showing Noncompliant Behavior Problems

Dittman, Cassandra K, Farruggia, Susan P, Keown, Louise J and Sanders, Matthew R (2015) Dealing with Disobedience: An Evaluation of a Brief Parenting Intervention for Young Children Showing Noncompliant Behavior Problems. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 47 1: 102-112. doi:10.1007/s10578-015-0548-9


Author Dittman, Cassandra K
Farruggia, Susan P
Keown, Louise J
Sanders, Matthew R
Title Dealing with Disobedience: An Evaluation of a Brief Parenting Intervention for Young Children Showing Noncompliant Behavior Problems
Journal name Child Psychiatry and Human Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0009-398X
1573-3327
Publication date 2015-04-12
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10578-015-0548-9
Open Access Status
Volume 47
Issue 1
Start page 102
End page 112
Total pages 11
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The study was a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a brief and preventatively-focused parenting discussion group for dealing with disobedient behavior in preschool-aged children. Eighty-five parents with children aged between 3 and 5 years who were concerned about the noncompliant behavior of their child were recruited from Auckland, New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia. Compared to the waitlist control group (n = 40), parents in the intervention group (n = 45) reported greater improvements in disruptive child behavior, ineffective parenting practices and parenting confidence, as well as clinically significant improvements in child behavior and parenting. All of these effects were maintained at 6-month follow up. No group differences were found for parental wellbeing, inter-parental conflict and general relationship quality, although intervention parents reported improvements in parental wellbeing and inter-parental conflict at 6-month follow-up. The findings are discussed in terms of the implications for making brief and effective parenting support available to parents.
Keyword Brief parenting interventions
Disobedience
Preschoolers
Behavior problems
Triple P
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
School of Psychology Publications
 
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