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Evaluation of the Better Parenting Programme in Jordan

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dc.contributor.author Al‐Hassan, S. M., & Lansford, J. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-19T15:51:33Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-19T15:51:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Al‐Hassan, S. M., & Lansford, J. E. (2011). Evaluation of the better parenting programme in Jordan. Early child development and care, 181(5), 587-598. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3137488/pdf/nihms198643.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/1654
dc.description.abstract This study evaluates the Better Parenting Programme (BPP), which has been implemented nationally in Jordan to enhance parents’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours related to caring for young children. Participants (N = 337, 94% female) were randomly assigned to an experimental group or a control group. The experimental group participated in the BPP; the control group did not. Before and after the BPP, all participants completed questionnaires to assess their knowledge regarding key areas of child development, activities with their children, discipline practices, and perceptions regarding behaviours that constitute child abuse and neglect. Over time, participants in the experimental group (but not the control group) improved on parenting knowledge, spending time playing and reading books with their children, using more explanations during the course of disciplining their child, and accurately perceiving behaviours that constitute child neglect. Results suggest modest beneficial effects of participation in the Better Parenting Programme. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Early Child Development and Care en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject child development en_US
dc.subject neglect en_US
dc.subject intervention en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Jordan en_US
dc.subject parenting en_US
dc.title Evaluation of the Better Parenting Programme in Jordan en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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