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ERIC Number: ED171391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
PET with Rural-Suburban Population.
Theimer, William C., Jr.; Gates-Lewis, Alice
This study investigates Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) program effects on 60 single or married parents in a rural/suburban school district. The sample was randomly divided into three groups of 10 single parents and five couples each. One of the groups functioned as a control and received PET after the study was completed. Before and after training and two months later, each parent was asked to respond to the Parent Attitude Survey Scale (PASS) and Rokeach's Dogmatism Scale. The teachers of the participating parents' children rated the children with the Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale (DESBR), now called the Hahneman Elementary School Behavior Scale. The children of participating parents were interviewed using the Children's Report of Parent Behavior Inventory (CRPBI). No significant treatment effects were found in the PASS or the Dogmatism Scale data. Children of PET parents felt that their parents were more accepting than did children of control group parents. Teachers rated children of trained parents higher on three of the 11 DESBR scales. It is noted that the parents were not all volunteers for training. Also, they had much more negative scores on the PASS test than any other groups reported in the literature. They tested as being dogmatic on the Dogmatism scale. It is concluded that the training had a small effect on parent-child relationships but much work is required to insure long-term training effects. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Parent Effectiveness Training
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)