Preliminary evaluation of a self-directed video-based 1-2-3 Magic parenting program: A randomized controlled trial

Renata Porzig-Drummond*, Richard J. Stevenson, Caroline Stevenson

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    Abstract

    The current study examined the effectiveness of a self-directed video-based format of the 1-2-3 Magic parenting program in reducing dysfunctional parenting and child problem behaviors. Eighty-four parents of children aged 2-10 were randomly assigned to either the intervention group (n=43) or the waitlist control group (n=41). Participants in the intervention group reported significantly less problem behaviors for their children, and significantly less dysfunctional parenting, at post-intervention when compared to the control group. The results were maintained at 6-month follow-up. There was no significant change on measures of parental adjustment for either group. The current results provide preliminary support for the conclusion that the video-based self-directed format of the 1-2-3 Magic parenting program is suitable as an entry-level intervention in a multi-level intervention model and is suitable for inclusion in a population approach to parenting program delivery.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)32-42
    Number of pages11
    JournalBehaviour Research and Therapy
    Volume66
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015

    Keywords

    • Parenting
    • Child problem behavior
    • Dysfunctional parenting
    • Self-directed
    • Self-help
    • Parenting program

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