Promoting Optimal Parenting and Children’s Mental Health: A Preliminary Evaluation of the How-to Parenting Program

Promoting Optimal Parenting and Children’s Mental Health: A Preliminary Evaluation of the How-to Parenting Program

Promoting Optimal Parenting and Children’s Mental Health: A Preliminary Evaluation of the How-to Parenting Program

Promoting Optimal Parenting and Children’s Mental Health: A Preliminary Evaluation of the How-to Parenting Programs

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Référence bibliographique [12879]

Joussemet, Mireille, Mageau, Geneviève A. et Koestner, Richard. 2014. «Promoting Optimal Parenting and Children’s Mental Health: A Preliminary Evaluation of the How-to Parenting Program ». Journal of Child & Family Studies, vol. 23, no 6, p. 949-964.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«Our goal was to evaluate the potential of this parenting program [How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk] in fostering optimal parenting and promoting children’s mental health.» (p. 950)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’échantillon est composé de 100 parents provenant de 93 familles et de 56 enfants.

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«The present research contributes to research on parental education in several ways. First, it suggests that key parenting dimensions can be taught. There was a strong increase in parental reports of autonomy-supportive skills taught in the program, as 66 % of the variance in these skills was explained by the time factor. Parental autonomy supportive attitude also increased to a large extent after parents’ participation. […] Second, the present research shows that […] there were improvements in parental affiliation and structure, but these were detected solely in parent reports. […] The present study also adds to the empirical evidence showing that parenting education is effective in reducing problem behaviors. On parent reports of behavioral problems, both indices of externalizing and internalizing were found to decrease significantly. [Lastly], this study shows that parenting programs can increase positive indicators of child mental health in addition to reducing problem behaviors.» (p. 959)