ERIC Number: ED227969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Parent Intervention and the Development of Parental Awareness.
Sandy, Leo R.
The effects of a parent intervention program on the development of parental awareness and perceptions of parental behavior were examined. Twenty-two parents and their respective children were randomly placed into either an experimental or a control group. The 11 parents in the experimental group were presented with child development information and parent/child conflict dilemmas to solve. Prior to and directly after the intervention, the parents of both groups were administered the Parental Awareness Measure and a modified version of the Children's Report of Parental Behavior Inventory. Analysis of covariance revealed that the parents in the experimental group made significant gains in parental awareness and also improved in their perceptions of parental behavior. When assessed 4 months later, parents in the intervention group made further significant gains in parental awareness but did not improve in perceptions of parental behavior. Children in both groups did not significantly differ from each other upon immediate completion of the intervention, nor did children in the experimental group improve in their perceptions of parental behavior 4 months after treatment. It was suggested that cognitive development in parenthood can be facilitated through intervention. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Childrens Report of Parental Behavior Inventory; Parent Behavior; Parenting