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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Lani M. Van Dusen
There is a dearth of studies investigating methods by which parental compliance may be enhanced. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the relative efficacy of four conditions--high information, prompting, incentive , and comparison control--in increasing parental compliance. The self-help recommendation was to obtain a book or video from a local library. Parents were from a small, rural, northern Utah community; their children were diagnosed with externalizing behavior problems. Chi-square analyses were utilized to assess statistically significant differences, and effect sizes were computed to assess magnitude of association. The incentive intervention influenced parental compliance to a greater degree than either the comparison control or other intervention conditions. A secondary purpose of the study was to investigate the association of certain sociodemographic variables with parental compliance. Results of a logistic regression were indicative of no contribution of sociodemographic variables to the prediction of parental compliance. The relationship of current results with previous studies is discussed, as well as implications for clinical practice and future research.
Pratt, Shannon J., "Parental Compliance of Psychological Recommendations Following an Outpatient Child Assessment" (1997). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6104.