A randomised controlled trial comparing the effects of directive and non-directive parenting programmes as a universal prevention programme

Chan, Stanley, Leung, Cynthia and Sanders, Matthew (2016) A randomised controlled trial comparing the effects of directive and non-directive parenting programmes as a universal prevention programme. Journal of Children's Services, 11 1: 38-53. doi:10.1108/JCS-08-2014-0038


Author Chan, Stanley
Leung, Cynthia
Sanders, Matthew
Title A randomised controlled trial comparing the effects of directive and non-directive parenting programmes as a universal prevention programme
Journal name Journal of Children's Services   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1746-6660
2042-8677
Publication date 2016-03-21
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/JCS-08-2014-0038
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 38
End page 53
Total pages 16
Place of publication Bingley, United Kingdom
Publisher Pier Professional
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose
– The purpose of this paper is to compare the effectiveness of directive programmes led by professionals where parents were taught specific parenting knowledge and strategies (Triple P – Positive Parenting Program) and non-directive parenting programmes in the form of mutual-aid support group as a universal prevention programme.

Design/methodology/approach
– This study employed a randomised controlled trial design. Participants included 92 Hong Kong Chinese parents with preschool children recruited from eight kindergartens and a local church. They were randomised into Group Triple P, non-directive group and control group. They completed measures on their perception of child behaviour problems and their parental stress before and after intervention.

Findings
– At post-intervention, results indicated significantly greater decrease in child disruptive behaviours among participants in the Triple P group than those in the non-directive group and control group while no significant group difference was found between the latter two groups. No significant difference was found in post-intervention parental stress level among the three groups.

Originality/value
– This study provides empirical evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of a directive parenting programme vs a non-directive one.
Keyword Evaluation
Children
Chinese
Parenting training programme
Randomized controlled trial
Universal programme
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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