ERIC Number: EJ818754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
The RETHINK Parenting and Anger Management Program: A Follow-Up Validation Study
Fetsch, Robert J.; Yang, Raymond K.; Pettit, Matthew J.
Family Relations, v57 n5 p543-552 Dec 2008
This study is the first follow-up assessment of the RETHINK Parenting and Anger Management Program. Parent participants (N = 168) reduced their anger, violence, and family conflict levels from posttest to follow-up, on average, at 2.5 months on 13 of 15 dependent variables. Current findings are consistent with a small, albeit growing body of literature supporting the efficacy of RETHINK in improving anger management and parenting skills. When mothers and fathers participate in 6 or 7 weekly RETHINK sessions, they appear to learn the verbal reasoning skills they need to lower their anger, conflict, and violence levels and the changes persist for at least 2.5 months.
Descriptors: Conflict, Child Rearing, Parenting Skills, Psychological Patterns, Parent Education, Parenting Styles, Self Control, Family Violence, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, Parent Child Relationship
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