Is the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program acceptable to parents from culturally diverse backgrounds?

Morawska, Alina, Sanders, Matthew, Goadby, Elizabeth, Headley, Clea, Hodge, Lauren, McAuliffe, Christine, Pope, Sue and Anderson, Emily (2011) Is the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program acceptable to parents from culturally diverse backgrounds?. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20 5: 614-622. doi:10.1007/s10826-010-9436-x

Author Morawska, Alina
Sanders, Matthew
Goadby, Elizabeth
Headley, Clea
Hodge, Lauren
McAuliffe, Christine
Pope, Sue
Anderson, Emily
Title Is the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program acceptable to parents from culturally diverse backgrounds?
Journal name Journal of Child and Family Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1062-1024
Publication date 2011-10-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10826-010-9436-x
Volume 20
Issue 5
Start page 614
End page 622
Total pages 9
Editor Singh, Nirbhay N.
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Language eng
Abstract Behavioural parenting programs are an effective intervention for behavioural and emotional problems in children, however these programs have low utilisation rates by culturally diverse parents. We examined the cultural acceptability of program materials, preferences for delivery methods, and barriers to use of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program. One hundred and thirty seven parents watched a video outlining the 17 strategies in Triple P and read through a tip sheet before completing a series of questionnaires. Results revealed that parents found the strategies highly acceptable, highly useful, were very likely to use the strategies and reported currently using the strategies often. They also rated the program materials as very culturally appropriate and identified group, seminar, television, and individual as the most preferred delivery methods. Parents identified location and timing of services, financial cost, and competing work commitments as the most frequently cited barriers to accessing a parenting intervention. The findings of this study suggest that elements of parenting programs may not be contributing to the low rates of access among culturally diverse parents. These findings highlight the need for more research addressing variables that may contribute to increasing culturally diverse parents’ access of behavioural parenting programs.
Keyword Cultural diversity
Parenting programs
Child behaviour
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes OnlineFirst November 2010

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