ERIC Number: EJ822278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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STEP Parenting: A Review of the Research
Robinson, Paul W.; Robinson, Michael P. W.; Dunn, Todd W.
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v37 n4 p270-278 2003
In response to Dinkmeyer, McKay, and Dinkmeyer Jr.'s (1990) claim that individuals were incorrectly reporting Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) as being ineffective and recent claims of STEP being ineffective (e.g., Taylor & Biglan, 1998), the purpose of this article was to review the research and statements made about STEP's effectiveness. This review looked at the issue of STEP being effective from several research perspectives and concluded Dinkmeyer et al.'s claims of STEP being effective were not supported by the research. Additional suggestions for improving practitioner's acceptance of parenting systems and procedures with scientific validation are also included.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Child Rearing, Program Effectiveness, Validity, Parent Counseling, Parenting Skills, Parent Education, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Research Problems, Evaluation Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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