Strengthening Family Climate and Parent-Adolescent Relationship Quality Through the Teen Positive Parenting Program
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AbstractThis study examined the baseline characteristics of five parents who accessed the Level Four Group Teen Triple-P Positive Parenting Program (LFG Teen PPP) within Alberta, Canada, as well as pre-post changes in two parents and one parent-adolescent dyad following program completion. The LFG Teen PPP is an eight-session behavioural parent-training program designed to reduce adolescent social-emotional and behavioural problems (SEBs), parent-adolescent conflict, inter-parental conflict over child rearing, and parental maladjustment and to improve familial and parent-adolescent relationship quality through teaching positive parenting practices. Measures of demographics, adolescent SEBs, dysfunctional parenting practices, parent-adolescent conflict, inter-parental conflict over child rearing, parental mental health, family climate, and parent-adolescent relationship quality were completed by parents and adolescents immediately after the first (T1) and last (T2) sessions and one-month after the last (T3) session. Results indicated that parents were similar to one another with regards to baseline demographics, severity of adolescent SEBs, degree of inter-parental conflict over child rearing, and family climate, and were aligned with international samples with respect to baseline demographics, use of dysfunctional parenting practices, and degree of parent-adolescent conflict. Results indicated statistically and clinically significant changes in most parent and adolescent-reported outcomes. Implications, limitations, and directions for future research are discussed.
CitationSmygwaty, S. (2016). Strengthening Family Climate and Parent-Adolescent Relationship Quality Through the Teen Positive Parenting Program (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27893
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