Child rearing, Parent and child, Parenting, Study and teaching
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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Guest, Sandra S.
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College of Social Sciences
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Child rearing -- Study and teaching, Parent and child, Parenting -- Study and teaching
Lee, Patty H., "Effects of the STEP parent education program on parenting styles and reported child behavior problems" (1980). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 498.
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