Service Providers’ Initial Stance Toward the Adoption of an Evidence-Based Parenting Program

Service Providers’ Initial Stance Toward the Adoption of an Evidence-Based Parenting Program

Service Providers’ Initial Stance Toward the Adoption of an Evidence-Based Parenting Program

Service Providers’ Initial Stance Toward the Adoption of an Evidence-Based Parenting Programs

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Charest, Émilie et Gagné, Marie-Hélène. 2019. «Service Providers’ Initial Stance Toward the Adoption of an Evidence-Based Parenting Program ». Children & Youth Services Review, vol. 104, p. 1-11.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The present study examines service providers’ initial stance toward the adoption of Triple P, an EBP [evidence-based programs] implemented for the first time in the province of Quebec, Canada. […] The aims of this study were [to] identify naturally occurring initial stance profiles among the providers, [examine] how these profiles differ and if they are consistent with Rogers’ theoretical framework on the adoption of innovations among individuals, [and] examine the association between these profiles and three self-reported indicators of program use: whether or not the provider used the program at least once during the two-year demonstration project, the number of families reached during those two years, and the number of Triple P sessions conducted during the last 6 months.» (p. 3-4)

Questions/Hypothèses :
It is expected «that the profiles caracterized by a higher willingness to adopt Triple P will be associated with a higher probability of usage and a higher amount of usage (indicated by the number of families reached and the number of sessions conducted) during the two-year demonstration project.» (p. 4)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’échantillon est composé de 92 praticiens Triple P (85 femmes et 7 hommes).

Instruments :
Questionnaire
Sondage

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


Afin de présenter les résultats, les auteurs ont catégorisé les profils des participants en deux catégories. «The Optimists were characterized by very positive attitudes toward EBPs, the perception that they needed some training to work with parents, and that the facilitators to the implementation of Triple P overcame the barriers […]. [The] Skeptics, on the other hand, were characterized by favorable attitudes toward EBPs, the perception that they did not really need training to work with parents, and that the barriers to the implementation of Triple P outweighed the facilitators […]. [T]he Skeptics were less experienced in the family-child care field and had less job seniority than the Optimists, they showed less general openness to change, being less willing to try new experiences or consider new ways of doing things.» (p. 8) «The results also suggest that the community context might have had an impact on the providers’ initial stance toward the implementation of Triple P. Indeed, the Skeptics were more likely to come from Community #1, suggesting that there were elements that distinguished the two communities […]. [Also, providers] from both profiles considered their team leader’s characteristics to be a facilitator to the program’s implementation. [Finally, results] suggests that, although providers’ initial skepticism might be perceived as reluctance to try new ways of doing things, organizations or agencies willing to implement a new program should not held back from involving these providers into the implementation efforts.» (p. 9)