An Outcome Evaluation of the Implementation of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program in Hong Kong

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  • This project was completed by the first author while she was with the Education and Manpower Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government.

Send Correspondence to: Professor Matthew R Sanders, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director, The Parenting and Family Support Center, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland. St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia. Ph: +617 3365 7309. Email: matts@psy.uq.edu.au

Abstract

The present study evaluated the effectiveness of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) with a sample of Chinese parents of children with early onset conduct-related problems in Hong Kong. The participants consisted of 91 parents whose children attended maternal and child health centers and child assessment centers for service, and were between three to seven years old. Participants were randomly assigned to the intervention (TP) and a waitlist control group (WL). There was no significant difference in pre-intervention measures between the two groups. However, at post intervention, participants in the TP group reported significantly lower levels of child behavior problems, lower dysfunctional parenting styles, and higher parent sense of competence, compared to the WL group. Implications of these findings for the use of Triple P with families of Chinese descent are discussed.

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