Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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The present study examines the abusive parenting attitudes of three subject populations (self-referred, abusive, and custody) in a parent training group. All subjects were administered the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI) before and after the parenting group. The hypothesis that all groups would make gains on the AAPI following the parent training intervention was not supported, with the exception of one AAPI construct (family roles) for the abusive subjects. It was revealed that the self-referred and custody groups' scores were similar, both pre and post, on the AAPI. However, the abusive population differed from the other two groups, both pre and post, on only two constructs (developmental expectations and corporal punishment). Implications of this research and suggestions for further exploration are presented.
Abuse; Attitudes; Parent; Parenting; Subgroups; Training
Behaviorism (Psychology); Clinical psychology; Developmental psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Harris, Jacqueline Ann, "Abusive parenting attitudes in parent training subgroups" (1991). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 145.