Award Date

1-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Number of Pages

71

Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program in its application at Family and Child Treatment (FACT) in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were five STEP sessions offered between July 1996 and February 1997. Twenty-four parents completed the program. At the beginning of each six-week session, volunteers completed a set of pretest questionnaires including the Self-Report Family Inventory (SFI), a set of four problem scenarios, and a demographics profile. After participation, posttests were collected on the SFI, the problem scenarios, and a Client Rating Counseling Outcome (CRCO) scale. Results showed that the STEP program is effective in helping parents increase their knowledge about parenting skills as judged by clinical ratings. However, there was no evidence that those skills affected changes in the family functioning. Findings on the CRCO indicated that parents were generally satisfied with their behavior change, increased self-understanding, and overall improvement.

Keywords

Child; Effective; Effectiveness; Family; Nevada; Parenting; Southern; Systematics; Training; Treatment

Controlled Subject

Developmental psychology; Early childhood education; Educational counseling; Social psychology; Adult education

File Format

pdf

File Size

1597.44 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/4kk0-dhnv processed, response: 201


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