Date of Award:

1975

Document Type:

Dissertation

Degree Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department:

Psychology

Advisor/Chair:

Glendon Casto

Abstract

The effectiveness of two types of parent training were evaluated and compared with a control group that received training. A child Management Inventory was constructed for this purpose.

Parent Effectiveness Training was significantly superior to a training program developed by the Utah State Department of Education as measured by pre- and post-test criterion measure. There were no significant differences between the Utah State Department of Education group and the control group. This was determined by applying an analysis of covariance to the pre- and post-test data from all three groups. However, on a follow-up critical incidents test the Utah State Department of Education group showed more persistance of the desired behaviors than the Parent Effectiveness Training group or the control group three months after the completion of the initial study.

No clear-cut conclusions were made as to the effectiveness of one program over the other based on the data. Both programs, however, showed changed over the control group. Further research in the area of the effectiveness of parent training groups was recommended.

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