A Service-Based Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an All-Day Group Triple P-Positive Parenting Program

Johnston, Elspeth (2014). A Service-Based Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an All-Day Group Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Honours Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Johnston, Elspeth
Thesis Title A Service-Based Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an All-Day Group Triple P-Positive Parenting Program
School, Centre or Institute School of Psychology
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2014-10-08
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Cassandra Tellegen
Total pages 98
Language eng
Subjects 1701 Psychology
Abstract/Summary Parent training programs such as the Triple P–Positive Parenting Program improve outcomes for both children and parents. However, many parents who would benefit from support do not access parenting programs, because of factors such as time constraints and inconvenience. Group Triple P was originally delivered over eight consecutive weeks but, in response to parent demands, has been delivered in an adapted format (All-Day Group Triple P) at the University of Queensland’s Child and Family Psychology Clinic. All-Day Group Triple consists of an eight-hour all-day group followed by four weekly telephone calls, which is a more time-efficient delivery format for parents. The current study was a service-based evaluation of the effectiveness of All-Day Group Triple P, for mothers and fathers. This study also adds to the limited research on the impact of parenting programs on fathers. Participants were 159 mothers and 144 fathers who accessed the program from 2001 to 2011. Participants completed questionnaires before and after the program. As predicted, significant improvements were found from pre- to post-intervention in child behaviour problems, dysfunctional parenting styles, parental adjustment, and parental disagreement for mothers and fathers. Contrary to hypotheses, there were no significant improvements in relationship satisfaction for mothers and fathers. High levels of program satisfaction were reported. More mothers and fathers reliably improved on all measures than reliably worsened. Similarly, there were significantly less mothers and fathers in the clinical range at post-intervention, compared to preintervention, on nearly all measures. Implications of these findings will be discussed.
Keyword service-based
Evaluation
effectiveness
all-day
group
Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

 
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