Comparing a Behavioral and a Non-Behavioral Parenting Program for Children With Externalizing Behavior Problems
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 53 p.
Externalizing behavior problems, parenting programs, Comet, Connect
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-15656ISRN: ORU-JPS/PSY-AG-2011/0004--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-15656DiVA: diva2:418613
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Skoog, Therése, LektorStattin, Håkan, Professor
Gustafson, Roland, Professor