A study of outcome in a parent training group in St. John's, Newfoundland

Vincent, Beverly Ann (1982) A study of outcome in a parent training group in St. John's, Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This study reports data describing the outcome of a parent training group. The study sample was composed of eight parents (n = 8) from the St. John's area of Newfoundland, who had at least one child between the age of five and twelve. These parents attended seven two hour weekly parent training sessions between September 1981 and November 1981, at the premises of the Newfoundland and Labrador Planned Parenthood Association in St. John's, Newfoundland. The parent training group was conducted by the author and a co-leader, both graduate students at the School of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Data were collected by a standardized questionnaire administered individually before and after the seven sessions. Measures of the five criterion variables were determined by parent's pre and post self-ratings of the Index of Parental Attitudes (IPA), the Index of Family Relations (IFR), the Index of Self-Esteem (ISE), the Rathus Assertiveness Scale (RAS) and Scrole's Anomia Scale (SAS). -- Analyses indicated that in regard to socio-demographic characteristics, these parents were married, had middle-class backgrounds, and had similar family characteristics, similar ages and levels of education. In addition, none of the eight parents had attended a parent training program before this parent training group, and seven of the eight were mothers. -- Analyses of the major indices or scales used indicated statistically significant results from the scores of two out of five subscales. In this regard, significant positive change was noted for the variables related to Family Relations and Anomie, thus indicating that the parent training group was viewed as helpful by most parents in these specific areas.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9866
Item ID: 9866
Additional Information: Bibliography : leaves 89-93.
Department(s): Social Work, School of
Date: 1982
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Parenting--Study and teaching; Social group work.

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