ERIC Number: EJ806894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
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An Efficacious Theory-Based Intervention for Stepfamilies
Forgatch, Marion S.; DeGarmo, David S.; Beldavs, Zintars G.
Behavior Therapy, v36 n4 p357-365 Aut 2005
This article evaluates the efficacy of the Oregon model of Parent Management Training (PMTO) in the stepfamily context. Sixty-seven of 110 participants in the Marriage and Parenting in Stepfamilies (MAPS) program received a PMTO-based intervention. Participants in the randomly assigned experimental group displayed a large effect in benefits to effective parenting practices with resultant decreases in child noncompliance and in home and school problem behaviors. MAPS findings replicate and extend those of the Oregon Divorce Study with single mothers while employing a similar multiple-method, multiple-measure randomized design, with Intent-to-Treat and structural equation modeling analyses. We discuss direct and indirect effects on distal outcomes and the generalizability of PMTO to differing family contexts.
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Intervention, Structural Equation Models, Family (Sociological Unit), Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Management Development, Models, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Student Behavior, Marriage, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon