ERIC Number: ED223334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
The Differential Effectiveness of Two Models of Skills Training for Working Class Parents.
Haffey, Nancy; And Others
The purpose of this study was to assess changes in parental skills and attitudes and to examine children's self-concept and behavior following parents' participation in one of two skills training programs. Pretest and posttest measures were administered to 15 working-class parents participating in a communication skills program, to 7 parents participating in a behavioral skills program, and to 12 parents assigned to a nonequivalent control group. It was expected that a 3-month follow-up with selected measures would reveal a changed attitude toward childrearing in parents participating in either skills training program. It was also expected that the children of parents who participated in either training group would show positive changes in self-concept. Results indicated that both skills training models were effective in developing their respective skills, in influencing parental attitudes, and in increasing the self-esteem of participants' children. However, evidence for children's behavioral change and perceptions of parental skill attainment remained inconclusive. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Washington, DC, October 12-16, 1982).