Keywords

Child rearing, Parent and child, Parenting, Study and teaching

Abstract

Three groups of parents were given a nine week parent education course using Dinkmeyer and McKay's Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. Three control groups were given no training. Pretest and posttest data were obtained from all six groups to test the hypotheses: Training with the STEP program will change parent attitudes toward a less authoritarian parenting style, and these changes will result in fewer problems reported by the parents in child behavior. Using Ernhart and Loevinger's Authoritarian Ideology Scale no significant differences in authoritarianism were found after training [F(1,5) = 2.45, p = .123]. Using McKay's Adlerian Parental Assessment of Child Behavior Scale significant differences were found [F(1,5) = 7.41, p = .009]. Implications for parent education are discussed.

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Graduation Date

Summer 1980

Advisor

Guest, Sandra S.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Social Sciences

Degree Program

Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

v, 75 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013309

Subjects

Child rearing -- Study and teaching, Parent and child, Parenting -- Study and teaching

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Included in

Psychology Commons

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