Return to search


The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a systematic parent training component on residential treatment staff (teaching-parents), parents and their children. Two teaching-parent couples, 15 parents and 10 youths comprised the group of interest. The training program, developed on-site at the Family Teaching Project, University of South Florida, was based on the Teaching Family Model and parent identified needs. Development, implementation and outcomes of the program were investigated within an evaluative framework. Where applicable, data were analyzed via a one way repeated measures analysis of variance design. / The results of this study support the viability of a parent training component within the Teaching Family Model. Teaching-parents were able to implement the program as was intended; however, scheduling of the training sessions presented a myriad of problems. Parents were able to increase their knowledge of program concepts and to learn the use of certain skill components. No change was indicated in their attitudes regarding parenting or in their in-home behavior. The youths scored more internally on the Nowicki-Strickland Personal Reaction Survey after their parents had completed the training program. No change was noted on youth in-home behaviors. The instruments used to measure in-home behavior of parents and youths were developed specifically for this study. There remains some question as to the validity of these instruments. / Further research is necessary on this training program before any conclusions can be made regarding the influence of the training program on the in-home behavior of the youths and their parents. Suggestions for improvements in the training program and areas for further inquiry are proposed. / Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 43-03, Section: A, page: 0594. / Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Florida State University, 1982.
ContributorsRUBIN, LINDA C., Florida State University
Source SetsFlorida State University
Detected LanguageEnglish
Format194 p.
RightsOn campus use only.
RelationDissertation Abstracts International

Page generated in 0.0025 seconds