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Comparing a Behavioral and a Non-Behavioral Parenting Program for Children With Externalizing Behavior Problems
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this study we compared two theoretically different parenting programs for children with externalizing behavior problems, one behavioral, Comet, and one non-behavioral, Connect. Participants were 209 parents with children ages 8-12 who were randomized to the two programs. Parents experienced markedly less child externalizing behavior problems, both conduct problems and ADHD symptoms, as well as increased competence, improved family climate, and decreased emotional dyscontrol and levels of stress after both programs. The differences in effects between the programs were small and only measures of use of specific behavioral techniques had medium effects in favor of Comet. Thus, both Comet and Connect appear to be effective interventions but more research is needed, especially concerning long-term evaluations.

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2011. , 53 p.
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Externalizing behavior problems, parenting programs, Comet, Connect
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-15656ISRN: ORU-JPS/PSY-AG-2011/0004--SEOAI: diva2:418613
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Psykologi, (psykologprogrammet)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-11-03 Created: 2011-05-23 Last updated: 2011-11-03Bibliographically approved

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