ERIC Number: EJ903800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
An Interactive Web-Based Program for Stepfamilies: Development and Evaluation of Efficacy
Gelatt, Vicky A.; Adler-Baeder, Francesca; Seeley, John R.
Family Relations, v59 n5 p572-586 Dec 2010
This study evaluated the efficacy of a family life education program for stepfamilies that is self-administered, interactive, and web-based. The program uses behavior-modeling videos to demonstrate effective couple, parenting, and stepparenting practices. A diverse sample of 300 parents/stepparents of a child aged 11-15 years were randomized into either treatment or delayed-access control groups. Findings suggest that participation in the stepfamily education program positively influenced several key areas of parenting and family functioning at postprogram and follow-up. No gender differences were noted in the findings.
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Life, Child Rearing, Internet, Gender Differences, Family Structure, Program Effectiveness, Web Based Instruction, Interaction, Computer Uses in Education, Adolescents, Preadolescents, Comparative Analysis
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