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ERIC Number: EJ788042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3973
Evaluating a Parent Education Program for Preventing the Negative Effects of Marital Conflict
Faircloth, W. Brad; Cummings, E. Mark
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v29 n2 p141-156 Mar-Apr 2008
The effects of marital conflict on children are well documented. This study evaluated a prevention program for changing marital conflict for children's sake. Fifty-five couples were randomly assigned to either an immediate treatment (n = 41) or a six-month waitlisted control (n = 14) group, with assessments at pretest, posttest, and 6-month and 1-year follow-ups. Results indicate effectiveness in improving parents' knowledge regarding marital conflict across all assessment periods. Couples reported displaying less hostility in front of their children at 6-months, and showed improvement in conflict tactics and parenting practices at the 6 month and one-year follow-up assessments. Findings of this study provide promise for further development of marital conflict focused parent education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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