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ERIC Number: EJ793675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
A Meta-Analysis of Father Involvement in Parent Training
Lundahl, Brad W.; Tollefson, Derrik; Risser, Heather; Lovejoy, M. Christine
Research on Social Work Practice, v18 n2 p97-106 2008
Objective: Investigate (a) whether including fathers in parent training enhances outcomes and (b) whether mothers and fathers benefit equally from parent training. Method: Using traditional meta-analysis methodology, 26 studies that could answer the research questions were identified and meta-analyzed. Results: Studies that included fathers, compared with those that did not, reported significantly more positive changes in children's behavior and desirable parenting practices, but not in perceptions toward parenting. Compared with mothers, fathers reported fewer desirable gains from parent training. Conclusions: Fathers should not be excluded from parent training and should be encouraged to attend. Further research should seek to understand how parent-training programs might better meet the needs of fathers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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