ERIC Number: EJ1025863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
"Familias: Preparando La Nueva Generación": A Randomized Control Trial Testing the Effects on Positive Parenting Practices
Marsiglia, Flavio F.; Williams, Lela Rankin; Ayers, Stephanie L.; Booth, Jaime M.
Research on Social Work Practice, v24 n3 p310-320 May 2014
Objectives: This article reports the effects of a culturally grounded parenting intervention to strengthen positive parenting practices. Method: The intervention was designed and tested with primarily Mexican origin parents in a large urban setting of the southwestern United States using an ecodevelopmental approach. Parents (N = 393) were randomly assigned three treatment conditions: (1) a parenting and youth intervention, (2) a youth only intervention, or (3) a control group. A measurement model for positive parenting was first evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis, followed by structural equation modeling to estimate the effects of the intervention on positive parenting (i.e., baseline to follow-up). Results: As hypothesized, parents in the intervention group reported higher rates of positive parenting compared to parents in youth-only condition. Conclusion: The results are promising and add to growing evidence that interventions tailored to the cultural characteristics and environments of parents and their children can strengthen positive parenting.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parents, Mexican Americans, Culturally Relevant Education, Parent Education, Intervention, Urban Areas, Youth Programs, Substance Abuse, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Longitudinal Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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