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ERIC Number: EJ833522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0278-095X
Predicting Participation in Group Parenting Education in an Australian Sample: The Role of Attitudes, Norms, and Control Factors
White, Katherine M.; Wellington, Larne
Journal of Primary Prevention, v30 n2 p173-189 Mar 2009
We examined the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in predicting intentions to participate in group parenting education. One hundred and seventy-six parents (138 mothers and 38 fathers) with a child under 12 years completed TPB items assessing attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control (PBC), and two additional social influence variables (self-identity and group norm). Regression analyses supported the TPB predictors of participation intentions with self-identity and group norm also significantly predicting intentions. Editors' Strategic Implications: These findings provide preliminary support for the TPB, in conjunction with additional sources of social influence, as a predictive model for participation in parent education and other prevention programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia