ERIC Number: ED332787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-13
Reference Count: N/A
A Parenting Program with Attributional Insights and Its Effects on the Parent-Adolescent Relationship.
Goddard, H. Wallace; Miller, Brent C.
This paper discusses the Building Strong Families parenting program, which combines findings from recent attribution research with traditional ideas. Attribution is defined as the process by which people assign cause to behavior. The role of expectancy in attribution and the role of attribution in the relationship between parent and child are discussed. The program's attributional premises concerning parents' attitudes to their children are listed. The program consists of five sessions for parents. These sessions concern: (1) the power of perception; (2) bias blockages; (3) communication; (4) good governance; and (5) family lifestyle by design. The program was evaluated by pre- and post-test questionnaires for parents and children. Children of parents in the program indicated greater change in parental behavior during the test period than did children of control parents. Sample information sheets from the program sessions and a list of references are included. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Building Strong Families Program; Child Behavior
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations Educator's Resource Exchange (Seattle, WA, November 13, 1990).