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ERIC Number: EJ879017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 123
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
Influences of Family-Systems Intervention Practices on Parent-Child Interactions and Child Development
Trivette, Carol M.; Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W.
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v30 n1 p3-19 2010
The extent to which the influences of family-systems intervention practices could be traced to variations in parent-child interactions and child development was investigated by meta-analytic structural equation modeling (MASEM). MASEM is a procedure for producing a weighted pooled correlation matrix and fitting a structural equation model to the patterns of relationships in the data. The main practices constituting the focus of analysis were capacity-building help-giving practices, social supports and resources, family needs (concerns and priorities), and family strengths. Eight studies were included in the meta-analysis. The participants were 910 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with and without developmental delays or disabilities and their parents or other primary caregivers involved in different kinds of help-giving programs. Results showed that capacity-building help-giving and family-systems intervention practices had direct effects on both parent self-efficacy beliefs and well-being and indirect effects on parent-child interactions and child development mediated by self-efficacy beliefs and parent well-being. Implications for practice and further research are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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