Identifying Attendance Correlates for a Teen and Young Adult Parenting Program.

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Family Relations
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McCarthy, P.
Sundby, M.
Merladet, J.
Luxenberg, M. G.
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Journal Article
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Factors predicting attendance by 161 adolescents and young adults at a parenting skills program were assessed. Data were collected on participant demographics, intrapersonal variables, social support, attendance goals, and parenting knowledge. Multiple regression analyses revealed four positive predictors-- receipt of AFDC, endorsing goals of meeting other parents, learning how to relax, and number of children; and one negative predictor-- total number of group sessions. Three variables, number of sessions, number of children, and learning to relax, differentiated the highest versus lowest attenders in a discriminant analysis. Implications for practice and suggestions for future research are discussed. 24 references and 4 tables. (Author abstract)

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