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ERIC Number: ED524123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 189
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-6748-4
The Appalachian Perspective: An Adaptation to a Parent Training Program for Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Newland, Jessica Marie
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, Spalding University
Disruptive behavior disorders in children are distressing to others due to the abnormal nature of the child's behavior (Christophersen & Mortweet, 2003). These disorders include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and conduct disorder (CD). Prevalent rates for these disorders range from 2% to 23% of the population. A commonly identified contributor to the exacerbation of symptoms is parenting, specifically a coercive parenting style (Patterson, 1982). Several parent training programs have been developed and found to be effective in reducing child and adolescent problem behaviors (Barlow & Cohen, 2004; Bunting, 2004). The current dissertation represents an adaptation of one of these programs, Webster-Stratton's (2008), "Incredible Years" program, to Appalachian culture. An underserved ethnic minority, Appalachians, are identified in the literature as characterized by personalism (Jones, 1994), familism (Keefe, 1986), high-context communication (Puckett, 2005), and adult-centered parenting (Cole, 1988). Webster-Stratton's program is well researched and empirically validated to reduce problem behaviors in conduct disordered children and has been found to be effective in many cultures (Gross, Fogg, Webster-Stratton, Garvey & Grady, 2003). The current project entails both a detailed description of program components, and a description of a method for systematically evaluating program effectiveness. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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