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ERIC Number: EJ811500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
Parental Attributions and Perceived Intervention Benefits and Obstacles as Predictors of Maternal Engagement in a Preventive Parenting Program
Nordstrom, Alicia H.; Dumas, Jean E.; Gitter, Alexandra H.
NHSA Dialog, v11 n1 p1-24 Jan 2008
This study integrates and applies theoretical models linking parent cognitions to maternal engagement in a parenting program to prevent child aggression and conduct problems. African American and European American mothers of preschoolers (N = 347) reported on their child's behavior, family demographics, and parental cognitions (i.e., parenting efficacy, child attributions, perceived benefits and obstacles to engaging in a parenting program). Parental cognitions predicted mothers' intent to enroll, actual enrollment, and attendance in a preventive parenting program after controlling for demographic and child factors. Parenting efficacy, perceived benefits, and obstacles to engagement made unique contributions in predicting engagement. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A