An empirical case study of young adult carers' engagement and success in higher education

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Day, Chantelle. (2019) An empirical case study of young adult carers' engagement and success in higher education. International Journal of Inclusive Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2019.1624843
AuthorsDay, Chantelle
Abstract

Evidence-based parenting interventions are effective in reducing conduct problems, yet these interventions have limited reach, and few involve the participation of fathers. This paper describes the outcomes of an open trial of ParentWorks, a universal, online, father-inclusive parenting intervention aiming to decrease childhood behavioural problems and promote positive parenting in mothers and fathers. A total of 388 families (456 individual parents; 36.6% fathers) were included in the study. Mixed model analyses showed significant decreases in child emotional/behavioural problems, dysfunctional parenting, interparental conflict, and parental mental health problems. The baseline severity of child behavioural problems significantly moderated the effects on child outcomes so that children with higher levels of problems benefitted more from the program. Participation of both caregivers in two-parent families, as well as parent sex, did not significantly affect the program outcomes. Results provide initial empirical support for the universal, self-directed, online parenting intervention, in addressing both child behavioural problems and parenting outcomes. Trial registration: ACTRN12616001223426, registered 05/09/2016.

Year2019
JournalInternational Journal of Inclusive Education
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1360-3116
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2019.1624843
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85067568686
Page range1 - 20
Research GroupInstitute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE)
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
EditorsR. Slee
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