A case study on the effects of an Adlerian parent
education program on parental attitudes and child rearing techniques
Urban, T. A.
University of North Texas
Dissertation Abstracts International, 52, A4218
Study examined the effects of an Adlerian-based parent education
program on parents attitudes toward their childrens behavior.
Techniques used in child rearing were also examined. Forty-four
parents volunteered for this study and were randomly assigned
to one of four groups: 1) English-speaking experimental; 2) Spanish-speaking
experimental; 3) English-speaking control; and 4) Spanish-speaking
control. Parents in the English-speaking groups came from varied
cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Pre- and post-test measures were
taken for the four groups on the Parenting Questionnaire and the
Adlerian Parental assessment of Child Behavior Scale. Parents
were also asked to complete a demographic data form. The treatment
consisted of a six-week Active Parenting parent education
program for parents in the experimental groups. The statistical
procedure used was analysis of covariance and multiple regression.
Significance was established at the .05 level. Significant differences
were found for parents in the Spanish-speaking groups following
treatment on the Attitude Scale and the Technique Scale of the
Parenting Questionnaire. No significant differences were found
following treatment for parents in the English-speaking groups
on the Attitude and Technique Scales of the Parenting Questionnaire.
No significant differences were found following treatment for
parents in the Spanish-speaking groups on the Adlerian Parental
Assessment of Child Behavior Scale. Significant differences were
found for parents in the English-speaking groups following treatment
on the Adlerian Parental Assessment of Child Behavior Rating Scale.