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ERIC Number: EJ833452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0278-095X
Predictors of Enrollment and Retention in a Preventive Parenting Intervention for Divorced Families
Winslow, Emily B.; Bonds, Darya; Wolchik, Sharlene; Sandler, Irwin; Braver, Sanford
Journal of Primary Prevention, v30 n2 p151-172 Mar 2009
Participation rates in parenting programs are typically low, severely limiting the public health significance of these interventions. We examined predictors of parenting program enrollment and retention in a sample of 325 divorced mothers. Predictors included intervention timing and maternal reports of child, parent, family, and sociocultural risk factors. In multivariate analyses, child maladjustment and family income-to-needs positively predicted enrollment, and higher maternal education and recruitment near the time of the divorce predicted retention. Findings have implications for the optimal timing of preventive parenting programs for divorcing families and point to the importance of examining predictors of enrollment and retention simultaneously. Editors' Strategic Implications: Parent education researchers and practitioners may find the authors' application of the Health Belief Model to be a useful organizing framework for improving engagement and retention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
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