Predictors of Engagement in a School-Based Family Preventive Intervention for Youth Experiencing Behavioral Difficulties

Mesha L. Ellis, Michael A. Lindsey, Edward D. Barker, Caroline L. Boxmeyer, John E. Lochman

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Abstract

The researchers longitudinally assessed parent and child levels of engagement in an evidence-based preventive intervention for children. The sample included 114 fifth graders with aggressive, disruptive behaviors and their parents who participated in the Coping Power Program. Findings indicate that levels of engagement differentially fluctuated for children and parents throughout the course of the intervention. Results also suggest that child levels of engagement early in the course of the program influenced parent mid-intervention levels of engagement. Further, these relationships persisted when the influence of family environment variables were included in analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-467
Number of pages11
JournalPrevention Science
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Child intervention engagement
  • Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Family intervention
  • School-based

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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