Do parental attributions affect treatment outcome in a parenting program? An exploration of the effects of parental attributions in an RCT of Stepping Stones Triple P for the ASD population

Whittingham, Koa, Sofronoff, Kathe, Sheffield, Jeanie and Sanders, Matthew R. (2009) Do parental attributions affect treatment outcome in a parenting program? An exploration of the effects of parental attributions in an RCT of Stepping Stones Triple P for the ASD population. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3 1: 129-144. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2008.05.002


Author Whittingham, Koa
Sofronoff, Kathe
Sheffield, Jeanie
Sanders, Matthew R.
Title Do parental attributions affect treatment outcome in a parenting program? An exploration of the effects of parental attributions in an RCT of Stepping Stones Triple P for the ASD population
Journal name Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1750-9467
1878-0237
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.rasd.2008.05.002
Open Access Status
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 129
End page 144
Total pages 16
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract This study was conducted in conjunction with a randomised controlled trial of the parenting program Stepping Stones Triple P for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Fifty-nine families with a child with ASD participated. This study focussed upon the role of parental attributions in predicting treatment outcome. Stepping Stones altered parental attributions such that following participation in Stepping Stones parents were significantly less likely to believe that their child's misbehaviour was caused by factors intrinsic to their child and more likely to believe that their child's ASD-related behaviour may change in the future. Parental attributions before the intervention significantly predicted change in the dysfunctional parenting styles over-reactivity and verbosity throughout the intervention. The implications of these findings are discussed in the context of developing a model for the role of parental attributions in predicting treatment outcome.
Keyword Parental attributions
Autism spectrum disorders
Stepping Stones Triple P
Parent training
Behavioural family intervention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 19 June 2008

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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